1, 2, 3, Grow!

Available in 8 Languages and Cultures

A Program about Your Child’s Development

What is 1, 2, 3, Grow?

How can I see the shows?

How can I speak with a specialist to find Massachusetts providers if my child needs help?

How can I get free materials about early childhood development in my language?

Who contributed to the 1, 2, 3, Grow project?

 

What is 1, 2, 3, Grow?
“1, 2, 3, Grow!” is a TV program about early childhood development for families of young children in 8 languages and cultures available on cable television stations across Massachusetts and on YouTube, starting in Spring 2018.
 
The program hosts, physicians and parents of young children who speak on these shows represent the languages and cultures of their audiences: English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Portuguese, and Vietnamese. There is also a show in English focused on African-American concerns.
 
Using videos and advice from pediatricians and parents, the shows share information about healthy development and signs of concerns, and share where to get free resources and referrals to local providers in Massachusetts.
 
How can I see the shows?
The shows can be seen 3 different ways: 1.) on BNN-TV, 2.) on local cable stations and 3.) on YouTube online.
 
1.  BNN-TV
 
The “1, 2, 3, Grow!” shows will be aired on Boston Neighborhood Network Television (BNN-TV) every Wednesday night at 7:30 pm from May 2 through August 15, 2018. 
  • English show*:  Wed., 5/2 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 6/27 at 7:30 pm
  • Spanish show/Español*:  Wed., 5/9 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 7/4 at 7:30 pm
  • Arabic show/عربى*: Wed., 5/16 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 7/11 at 7:30 pm
  • Chinese show/中文*: Wed., 5/23 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 7/18 at 7:30 pm
  • Haitian-Creole show/Kreyòl Ayisyen*: Wed., 5/30 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 7/25 at 7:30 pm
  • Portuguese show/Português*:  Wed., 6/6 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 8/1 at 7:30 pm
  • Vietnamese show/Tiếng Viết*: Wed., 6/13 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 8/8 at 7:30 pm
  • Black & African American show*: Wed., 6/20 at 7:30 pm and Wed., 8/15 at 7:30 pm

* Reruns will air throughout the weeks until August 21, 2018.

2.  Other Massachusetts cable TV stations
 
Local cable providers throughout the state may air the show if residents of their cities and towns request them.
 
Please ask your local cable station to contact Elaine.Gabovitch@umassmed.edu or Joan.Rafferty@state.ma.us to request downloadable 1, 2, 3, Grow! shows for local broadcast.
 
We will list participating cable stations here as they sign up with us.
 
Lincoln – Sudbury TV, Comcast
Needham - The Needham Channel 
North Adams - North Berkshire Community Television, Channels 1301 (Public), 1302 (Education) 1303 (Government) 
Northborough - Northborough Cable Access TV 
Quincy - Quincy Access Television (QATV)
Sudbury – Sudbury TV, Comcast
Worcester - WCCA TV, Channel 194
 
3.  1, 2, 3, Grow YouTube Channel
 
Visit the 1, 2, 3, Grow! YouTube Channel directly to see all 8 shows:
  
How can I speak with a specialist to find Massachusetts providers if my child needs help?
Contact Family TIES of Massachusetts at 1-800-905-TIES (8437).
They will connect you to family support specialists who can refer you to providers in Massachusetts.
 
How can I get free materials about early childhood development in my language?
Download any of the free early childhood materials in the languages below for printing.
 

Tracking Milestones brochures

Developmental Milestones Brochures

Milestones Checklists
 
For more information
Visit, the CDC “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” campaign to get more information and resources. 
 
Visit the Massachusetts Act Early campaign to get more information and resources.  
 
Thank you to our funders
The 1, 2, 3, Grow! project was funded through a Developmental Monitoring in State Systems grant awarded by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and was supported by the CDC “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program.
 
Who contributed to the 1, 2, 3, Grow project?

 

Lincoln – Sudbury TV, Comcast

Sudbury – Sudbury TV, Comcast

 

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