National Partners

Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

EatPlayGrow™ is a new early childhood health curriculum and the first to be federally approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). In partnership with the NIH, Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) adapted the We Can!®obesity prevention program (originally for ages 8-13) to create EatPlayGrow™ for use with children ages 6 and younger and their adult caregivers.



Mommentum provides leadership, education, and advocacy to support mothers in meeting today’s personal and professional challenges. This includes peer and group support in local centers, libraries and workplaces, training through seminars and workshops, professional development, and a public policy advocate. Mothers’ Center Group members are also Mommentum members.

Parent-Child Home Program

The Parent-Child Home Program, a research-proven home visiting model, prepares young children for school success by increasing language and literary skills, enhancing social-emotional development, and strengthening the parent-child relationship.


Early Years


The Early Years Institute

The Early Years Institute educates everyone--parents, professionals and the public--about the importance of the early years, and brings together community leaders to make bold investments in young children to give them the best start in life.

Sirius Thinking

With funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Family Place is working with Sirius Thinking, a producer of the PBS Between the Lions program, to create library-based “Reading Dens" which will combine the resources and expertise of this award winning show with those of the public libraries to improve the reading skills of young students. 



Get Ready to Read

Get Ready to Read! (GRTR!) is a national program to build the early literacy skills of preschool children. GRTR! brings research-based strategies to parents, early education professionals, and child care providers to help prepare children to learn to read and write. Our goal is to ensure that all children have opportunities to become successful readers. Get Ready to Read! is an initiative of the National Center for Learning Disabilities