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Help Me Grow Onondaga

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MIRANDA WALKER has joined Help Me Grow (HMG) Onondaga as a family resource specialist. She previously served as a specialist with Onondaga County Promise Zone. In her new role with HMG Onondaga, she serves as the central point of intake for the HMG Onondaga system and as an early childhood and child-development resource for families and providers in Onondaga County. PHYLLIS KOESTER was hired as HMG Onondaga’s pediatric-resource specialist, supporting child health-care providers. Her expansive career in the early childhood field spans two decades and four states. Koester has served in various capacities for several Head Start programs, most recently in Madison County, and is a Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) certified trainer. In September, HMG Onondaga is launching a Learning Community with three large pediatric practices in Syracuse to achieve better outcomes for children and families. Lessons learned from the Learning Community will be applied to Koester’s work to support child health-care providers throughout Onondaga County. KAYLA DELANEY has joined the HMG Onondaga team as an early-learning- resource specialist, supporting childcare & early learning providers. She most recently served as a home visitor for PEACE, Inc. and has worked in the early-childhood field for 10 years. In her new role with HMG Onondaga, she serves as a child-development resource for parents, child-care providers, and universal pre-K (UPK) providers in Onondaga County. Help Me Grow Onondaga says it is a key strategy of the Early Childhood Alliance that focuses on supporting parents and children so that all children can grow, thrive, and develop to their full potential. 

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