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Babies in Baytown (BIB) is an early childhood collaborative made up of community organizations and families of Baytown who are working to develop community solutions that better support the mental health of very young children and their families. 

Our vision is an integrated and coordinated community system where every family has an equitable voice, is supported, and can readily access quality resources and services for their young child.  

Building on existing community assets, our mission is to develop and sustain a connected, cross-sector system of care for all families, with children ages 0-3, that addresses their individual needs.

  • WHAT WE DO

    • BIB leads conversations that help community members make decisions and plans for investing in innovative ways to better help families with young children grow healthy minds and build healthy relationships with others in their community. 

  • WHY WE DO IT

    • During the first three years of life, the brain establishes the foundation for child well-being and success in school. Research on early childhood shows that providing safe, responsive, and nurturing environments are critical to supporting children’s long-term mental health. Therefore, supporting the social and emotional health of infants and toddlers helps our next generation be healthy, successful members of society. 

  • HOW WE DO IT 

    •  BIB hosts meetings as well as special family events to learn about what matters most to families with young children growing up in Baytown. We then make decisions together with parents and caregivers about how we can make Baytown a healthier place to live and learn for infants and toddlers. 

  • WHO WE DO IT WITH

    • BIB is made up of community, family, and organizational leaders who are interested in celebrating Baytown and working together to make change that improves the mental health of young children and their families. 

  • OUR AGENCY PARTNERS 

    • We want to thank all of our partners for their continued contributions to our work. Their engagement, along with our parents and caregivers, is an important piece to successful community collaboration. 

American Red Cross 

Baylor College of Medicine 

Baytown Community Development Services 

Baytown Parks & Recreation Department 

Baytown Police Department  

Baytown Sterling Municipal Library 

BIB Parent Chair, Briceida Alcaraz 

BIB Parent Co-Chair, Alexis Soto 

BIB Parent Researcher, Maria Ochoa 

BIB Parent Researcher, Maria Faz Perez  

Civitas Strategies 

Church Women United Child Care Center  

City of Baytown Mayor, Brandon Capetillo 

Collaborative for Children  

Communities in School Baytown 

Family Leadership Group Parents 

First3Years Staff 

Fred Aguilar Promise Center 

Goose Creek Consolidated School District

Harris County Department of  Education (EH/HS) 

Harris County Public Health Kelsey-Seybold Clinic  

Lee College  

Legacy Community Health  

Love Network 

MD Anderson Cancer Center: Be Well Baytown  

MOMs Club of Baytown 

Sankofa Research Institute  

Santa Maria Hostel  

Southeast Harris County Community Coalition/BACODA 

Texas Children’s Hospital  

United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County  

WIC- Baytown  

Texas Workforce Solutions 

Please contact Laura Alvarado at LAlvarado@first3yearstx.org or call/text 469.394.3331 

Family Leadership Group

BIB, in partnership with the Houston Infant and Toddler Coalition (HITC), launched a parent-led leadership group utilizing the Community Organizing and Families Issues Model (COFI) for Baytown families with very young children who are interested in creating change in their life and in their community. This has now blossomed into our Family Leadership Group led by Parent Co-Chairs from the Baytown area who are charged with leading our Babies in Baytown efforts through family engagement, which opens the opportunity for parents to have a voice in matters important to them. 

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