Minding the Baby
Developed by the Yale University Child Study Center and the Yale University School of Nursing, Minding the Baby® is a preventative, interdisciplinary home visiting program for Greenwich/Stamford area parents. Staffed by a registered nurse and social worker, Minding the Baby® aims to help parents establish early and positive bonds with their babies through home visits focusing on maternal and child health, parent-infant attachment, developmental guidance, parenting support and maternal life course outcomes.
Minding the Baby® helps to enhance opportunities for families to flourish and thrive by strengthening attachments, while preventing potential obstacles to young children’s health and development. Minding the Baby® home visitors achieve this by promoting strong early relationships, which form the foundation for physical health, solid brain architecture, social development and learning. By coordinating care through our nurse/social worker team, each mother’s, infant’s and family’s needs are met.
WHO’S ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
Minding the Baby is a voluntary program open to expectant and new parents living in Stamford or Greenwich. Services are offered free of charge. Once enrolled, participating families will receive weekly home visits from our team until the baby’s first birthday. Visitations then occur on a bi-weekly schedule, and continue until the baby’s second birthday. In addition to in-home consultation, participating families also have access to Family Centers’ continuum of health, education and human service programs.
For more information or to enroll, email Leslie Sexer or call 203-324-3167.