“Going to the pediatrician's office upgraded once my HealthySteps Specialist started working there.”
Bernadette, an early childhood development expert, flips through a stack of warm papers she just picked up from the office printer. There are urgent requests for basic support and parenting questions filled with worry. Her stack has been getting larger as more and more families are anxious and in need.
In her work, Bernadette provides families with guidance and positive parenting support. But to be optimally set up for on-track child development and healthy early relationships, families must first have their basic needs met.
Bernadette adeptly navigates the tangled web of community providers, nonprofits and care networks to secure whatever her families need.