Sprout seeks parents of young children for focus group

Sprout Family Services is hosting a focus group to understand community perceptions of Sprout and learn where parents with children ages 0-5 get information on child development and parenting. The agency is looking for parents of children ages 0-5, including those who are less familiar with Sprout, to participate in the focus group titled “Sprout Family Services and Early Childhood Development” from 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan.16, at the Homer Public Library.  

Participants will receive a $10 K Bay Caffé Gift Card and also will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gas gift card. Childcare will be available with Sprout staff in the children’s room in the library and refreshments will be provided.  Those participating are asked to arrive between 3:30 and 4 p.m. to get children settled into the playroom.

Interested parents should e-mail office@sproutalaska.org or call 235-6044 by Jan. 11 to RSVP.  

“This is a great opportunity for parents to influence messages about early childhood development and Sprout’s services to build a more resilient community,” according to a press release about the event.

Sprout Family Services is a private non-profit corporation with a core purpose of promoting the healthy development of children. Services include parent education and coaching, learning resources for children and families, family systems support and preservation, coordination of community resources, facilitation of social connections for families, and child awareness and development outreach.

“Raising children can be really hard work, so Sprout joins with families to help them flourish and grow,” said the release.

For more information on Sprout, visit www.sproutalaska.org or follow the agency on Facebook (“Sprout Family Services”).