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As parents, we want our children to have the best. igrow connects families to tools and information needed to help children succeed in school and in life.

We’re here to help!

Parenting is both exciting and stressful at the same time. The igrow Rockford program is here to support, educate and strengthen your family.  

  • Parent Education right in your own home!
  • Lots of fun activities to help you and your baby grow together!
  • Age appropriate activities and information that help you teach your baby so you can be the best parent you can be!
  • Developmental screenings
  • Prenatal groups
  • Parent groups

Are you interested? Keep on scrolling for more information!

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what is igrow

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For expectant moms and families of children birth to 5 years old
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One-on-one Home Visits
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Child Activities and Parenting Tips
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Developmental Screenings
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Connections to Community Services

What Is Igrow

igrow is a free and voluntary evidence-based home visiting program that offers family-focused services to expectant parents and families with newborn babies and young children.

Through partnerships with enthusiastic and hard-working professionals, families can foster trusting and caring relationships. Home visitors can give the parent ideas about activities and interaction that you as a parent may want to try with your child.

Home visitors will work to connect you to services that meet your situation and needs such as parenting classes/support groups, health care services, child care and development services, and so much more.

igrow helps educate parents, parents educate their children, and children get a great start on life.

How It Works

igrow pairs families with one of our four collaborative home visiting agencies based on each family’s needs and schedules. These agencies are: Easter Seals Teen Family Support, City of Rockford Early Head Start, YWCA/La Voz Latina, Harlem School District 122, Children’s Home + Aid Doula, and Rockford Public Schools Early Childhood Program. Home visitors emphasize practical parenting skills as well as family bonding before birth and as your child grows up.

Home visitors can:

  • Serve as the family’s main point of contact.
  • Answer questions about feeding and sleeping habits.
  • Provide parenting tips to match your child’s needs.
  • Help your child prepare for Preschool.
  • Show you activities to help your child develop and grow.
  • Connect you to community services.

If you have some questions about the program, please see our Home Visiting FAQopens WORD file

Contact Me…I’m Interested

Clients are referred to the Winnebago County Health Department Coordinated Intake and Referral. Information transmitted is handled confidentially and used solely for the purpose of determining continued interest and eligibility. Upon consent, clients will be required to sign appropriate statements of release and confidentiality prior to program entrance in accordance to applicable state and federal laws.





    Partnering Agencies

    These are some of the services and activities offered by our home visiting partnering agencies.

    opens in a new windowEasterseals

    • Home Visits with a Family Support Worker and/or Doula (birth support partner)  
    • Discuss issues concerning a pregnant and/or a parenting mom; including labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and infant and child development.
    • Various activities including developmental screenings, art activities and belly casts (for our pregnant mothers).
    • Prenatal and parenting group services are available. Groups provide an opportunity for our moms to get peer support in a safe environment.
    • Can provide assistance for moms with continued education, employment and finding daycare for their child.

    opens in a new windowYWCA LaVoz Latina

    • Regular home visits and support groups to help answer any questions you may be having and help promote early learning for your child.
    • Bi-lingual prenatal and parenting classes to help parents with what to expect and how to promote the development of their new baby.
    • Discuss issues concerning a pregnant and/or a parenting mom; including labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and infant and child development.
    • Offers many other resources and services for the Hispanic/Latino community.

    opens in a new windowRockford Public Schools District #205 Early Childhood Program

    • Support and information to families to help their child’s learning, development and success in school.
    • Regular home visits and parent/child interaction groups
    • Screening for developmental milestones, ideas and activities that stimulate a child’s learning
    • Identify family goals and assistance with the transition to a preschool program at age 3.

    Rockford Public Schools Home Visit

    opens in a new windowCity of Rockford Early Head Start Program

    • Weekly home visits from an infant/toddler specialist, screening and assessments to ensure that development is on track.
    • Family support, community resources, medical, dental, mental health and nutrition support.
    • Support for infants/toddlers with disabilities
    • Pregnant women receive prenatal and postpartum support

    Contact

    Winnebago County Health Department
    Coordinated Intake & Referral

    Address:
    555 North Court Street
    Rockford, Illinois 61103

    Office Phone:
    815-720-4032opens phone dialer

    Fax Number:
    815-962-5130

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    Agency Referrals

    Please provide client information below. We will call you if we have any questions.

    Clients are referred to the Winnebago County Health Department Coordinated Intake and Referral. Information transmitted is handled confidentially and used solely for the purpose of determining continued interest and eligibility. Upon consent, clients will be required to sign appropriate statements of release and confidentiality prior to program entrance in accordance to applicable state and federal laws.












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