Room to Grow
Entering the lives of children from the very beginning.
Room to Grow addresses the statistical reality that children born into poverty are more likely to enter school behind their middle-income peers, leading to a lifelong educational achievement gap that is nearly impossible to overcome. Serving families from just before their child's birth through age three, they provide individualized parenting education and support, high-quality material items, and specialized referrals to vital community resources to ensure a healthy and secure start in life.
Parents visit Room to Grow every three months, starting from the mother's third trimester of pregnancy and then throughout the baby's first three years of life. At each visit, their licensed social workers help families navigate the challenges and celebrate the joys of parenting. This includes discussing developmental stages, offering strategies to recognize and respond to their child's many needs, and providing resources and support to help cope with raising a child in typically stressful circumstances. At every visit, parents also receive age-appropriate material necessities, allowing them to provide fully for their baby in an immediate and meaningful way.
KicKee sent more than $38,000 worth of clothing and accessories to Room to Grow for the kids with whom they work to grow into, including tops, bottoms, rompers, outwear, PJs, footies, dresses, bibs, loveys, books, plush toys, silky-soft swaddles and sheets, and too much more to even list!