SmartBabies Initiative

SmartBabies is a comprehensive early childhood initiative created to ensure McLennan County children live in an environment that supports their health and overall well-being. The initiative addresses core components which affect children birth to age 5 in a community: prenatal health, family engagement and school readiness, and prevention of teen pregnancy as factors that greatly influence early childhood success.  Through this initiative, United Way of Waco-McLennan County seeks to achieve a community where youth and their families thrive.  Locally, community support for early childhood intervention is at its peak as many community partners convene regularly to address education and health issues affecting our youngest residents. Our United Way looks forward to continuing this work alongside these partners helping to lay the foundation for early and lifelong success through committed collaborative community partnerships.


LAST YEAR IN MCLENNAN COUNTY. UNITED WAY FUNDED PARTNER PROGRAMS PROVIDED:
20,549
low-income children access to
Early Childhood Education
classes and quality afterschool and summer programs
33,753
low/uninsured families with access to
Medical Screenings and Health Exams
as well as prescription assistance and other therapy needs
150,498
children, adults, and families with
Meals and Bags of Groceries
over 46,000 eligible children, adults and families
4,602
low-income pregnant girls and women
Pregnancy Related Care Needs
including prenatal care, resource assistance, and parenting classes
22,344
families and individuals with
Family and Domestic Violence Care
including access to shelters, resource counseling, and case management