WCAAP is working to promote the well-being of children aged 0-3 by fostering attachment and early brain development and supporting families’ social determinants of health. Toward that goal, we have formed partnerships with two medical homes, Yakima Pediatrics and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic – Toppenish, to bring brain development tools and resources created by Vroom directly to families in the Yakima Valley. We expect to reach 4,700 children aged 0-3 in the greater Yakima region through this project.
Alignment of WCAAP and Vroom
To sustainably inform and drive statewide priorities that support early childhood development and family well-being for the youngest children in our state, WCAAP is currently focused on promoting the medical home’s unique position to support families. Facilitating the incorporation of effective and easy opportunities for learning and attachment, like Vroom, into the pediatrician’s office will support providers, parents and caregivers to play a proactive role in their child’s early brain development.
Vroom is a nonprofit that has developed 1000+ brain building tools for parents to use with their children (ages 0-5) based on the input of experts in the fields of early childhood, neuroscience, psychology, parenting, behavior science and education. These activities and resources are available free of charge on their website. WCAAP’s project will help deliver these tools into families’ hands from a trusted source: their primary care provider.
Our Partners: Yakima Pediatrics and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic – Toppenish
At Yakima Pediatrics and Yakima Valley Farm Workers, WCAAP works with clinic administrators, a designated “Vroom Champion” and the entire medical team to develop the workflow to integrate Vroom. At Yakima Valley Pediatrics, Mary Virginia Maxwell, the clinic’s behavioral health professional, is the clinic champion for Vroom, educating the multidisciplinary medical team. At Yakima Valley Farm Workers’ Toppenish clinic, pediatrician Aaron Grigg is the clinic champion, leading efforts to integrate Vroom into clinic workflow and educating the medical team.
Learn more about WCAAP’s Vroom project: firstname.lastname@example.org