New science tells us that our children’s first years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning. Every time we connect with them, it’s not just their eyes that light up—it’s their brains too. In these moments, half a million neurons ﬁre at once, taking in all the things we say and do. We can’t see it happening, but it’s all there, all at work. That’s why Vroom is here.
Vroom turns shared moments into brain building moments. Whether it’s mealtime, bathtime, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nurture our children's growing minds.
READY! for Kindergarten
The READY! for Kindergarten program was offers trainings and tools for parents and caregivers of children from ages birth to five years that ensure each child’s success and preparedness for Kindergarten. The three trainings offered focus on language and literacy, math and reasoning, and social and emotional skills and target five levels of development: birth-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 and 4-5 years old. Class participants receive an early learning tool kit for each class they attend containing age-appropriate learning materials for them to use with their child at home. Tools include such things as floor puzzles, colorful wooden shapes, blocks, magnetic letters and numbers, and audio CDs.
Strength Based Assessment & Goal Planning
MFC staff credentialed and trained in Family Development. MFC coaches families and individuals to recognize their individual strengths and helps them to identify and overcome obstacles to independence. Referrals to other local resources with programs to meet clients’ needs are also arranged during case management sessions.
Bright by Three
Learning doesn’t begin when a child starts school. Amazingly, 85% of a baby’s intellect, personality, and social skills are developed in the first three years of life. But because babies don’t come with operating instructions, all parents need a little guidance on how to make the most of this critical period.
That’s where Bright by Three comes in. Bright by Three visits with parents and other caregivers and provides a three-step program to make sure their little ones get the best start at life. And it’s absolutely free for these families, supported entirely by charitable contributions.
Individual & Family Development
These early childhood education programs teach parents how to be their children’s first and best teachers. To find out more about when and what MFC offers