early childhood development

Courtesy of Raising NY

A new statewide coalition called Raising New York officially launched in August with the aim of increasing the number of children who are prepared to succeed when they start Kindergarten.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The importance of early childhood development has been outlined in a new 75-page report.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a new alliance called Liftoff Western New York outlines critical trouble spots and goals to improve early childhood milestones in the report titled "Looking Toward the Future." 

Child development program gets $1.8 million from Wilson Foundation

Feb 15, 2017
WBFO file photo

A child development program that helps children under five is getting a big gift from the Ralph C. Wilson  Jr. Foundation. Help Me Grow Western New York is getting $1.8 million dollars to continue its efforts to help families with kids under the age of five.