Help Me Grow National began in Hartford Connecticut and was founded by Dr. Paul Dworkin. Dr. Paul Dworkin serves as the Vice President for Community Child Health at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For the past 15 years, he served as physician-in-chief at Connecticut Children’s and chair of Pediatrics at UCONN.
Dr. Dworkin believed in a Statewide Centralized Access Point that focused the following:
• Developmental Promotion
• Early Detection
• Developmental Education
• Early Intervention
• On-going Family Support
• Linkage to Resources
Help Me Grow has expanded to 28 states.
Help Me Grow Wyoming is an affiliate of Help Me Grow National.
Why Call Help Me Grow Wyoming?
Does your baby have feeding issues?
Do you want parenting help?
Does your child have health issues?
Is your toddler having lots of tantrums?
Is it hard to understand your child's words?
Do you need family supports?
Is your child struggling in school?
Does your baby cry a lot?
Meet the Help Me Grow Wyoming Team
Dr. Jane Brutsman is the System Coordinator for Help Me Grow Wyoming.
She earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Brutsman served as a public educator for over thirty years. She taught grades K-12, served as a Literacy Coach, Literacy TOSA and a Statewide Literacy Presenter. She earned a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Regular Education K-6 and Special Education K-12.
Dr. Brutsman is passionate about Early Childhood Development. She enjoys working with children, families, and agencies statewide. She considers it a privilege to work in a variety of Wyoming communities. Specifically, she loves working with children and supporting families to provide their children appropriate Developmental Learning Activities.
Dr. Brutsman has two grown beautiful daughters and enjoys living in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Corey Villeneuve is the Care Coordinator at Help Me Grow Wyoming. She supports families by answering questions pertaining to child development and concerns, enrolling families in the Developmental Monitoring program and conducting ongoing developmental screenings on children ages 1 month to 5 ½ years old, and connecting families to resources in their community.
Corey has worked in the Early Childhood field since 2000. Previous experiences include Parents As Teachers Home Visitor, Lead Teacher, and Executive Director of non-profit early learning centers in Colorado. Her degree is in Early Childhood Education and she holds a Family Development Credential.
Corey is an outdoor enthusiast from Cheyenne, Wyoming.