Homer Alaska - News

Story last updated at 4:02 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Open house marks unveiling of new name, expanded programs

Birth 2 Three unveils its new name -- Sprout -- and new logo and website, as well as expanded programs at an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; activities for youngsters will be from 1-2 p.m. Community members, enrolled families board and staff are invited.

Since 1986, Sprout Family Services, a nonprofit organization, has offered an infant learning program first under the name of Homer Infant Learning Program and, for the last six years, under the name Birth 2 Three. Limits to services began when enrolled children reached the age of 3 or when a family needed support but their child did not qualify for therapeutic services. Under its new name, it will now offer: parent support groups and child play groups in Homer, Razdolna and Anchor Point; a lending library; therapeutic services for children ages 0-3 with special needs; a "Parents As Teachers Program" for families with children pre-birth to school entry; vision, hearing and developmental screenings for all young children. For more information, call 235-6044.