​​We are a small group of professionals who decided we still had much to offer to the community in terms of services. This is not a money making business. We are volunteers committing our time and efforts towards ensuring the wellbeing of children in San Antonio and Bexar County. We banded together and decided to form an organization that would provide needed services to the community. 


We are parent educators, early intervention specialists - we are professionals in our field. Our president is a retired teacher with 25 years in the education system. Our secretary has more than 20 years in research. The VP has been working with victims of domestic violence for the last 10 years.


We are a registered 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. There is a great need for the services we plan to deliver. And we look forward to collaborating with various community groups as we do the work  to make our vision a reality. 

"Much work still needs to be done on applying child rearing best practices, the work by various federal, state and city social service agencies is slowly making an impact. The research and its implementation continue because there is still much to learn and apply as it pertains to child development. Alicia R. Lopez, President of  AIG_SA"

Childhood rearing best practices are relatively new considering how long family groups have existed. Parents for too many generations reared their children just like they were reared. Aside from teaching children basic health and survival skills, there wasn’t any knowledge of a child’s developmental needs. Parents had no idea of methods and practices children needed to develop mentally and physically at the age of three months, 6 months, a year and the early childhood years.

There has been an explosion of knowledge of best childhood rearing practices beginning as early as 1946 with the book, “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care” by pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Spock. Parents were told not to hold back affection and to regard children as individuals, along with allowing them room to be children, by not imposing rigid schedules.


Although, much work still needs to be done on applying child rearing best practices, the work by various federal, state and city social service agencies is slowly making an impact. The research and its implementation continue because there is still much to learn and apply as it pertains to child development.

To this end, As I Grow San Antonio’s mission is to help parents be better parents by offering developmental screenings, parent education, parent training on the dynamics of family violence, and screening for language and literacy needs. Parent resources and referrals are provided as needed. Our services are free and our dedicated professionals are ready to help.

A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Who we are

The mission of As I Grow is to help parents learn about their child's developmental needs by offering developmental screenings, parent education, parent training on the dynamics of family violence, and screening for language and literacy needs. Parent resources and referrals are provided as needed. Our services are free and our dedicated professionals are ready to help.


Our vision is for all parents to gain and apply child development principles in their child rearing practices, to parent with intent, to help their children meet critical milestones before entering the school system, that upon entering the school system every child is ready and prepared, in every capacity to learn, to engage, and to thrive not only in the classroom, but also-in their home environment.

President
Alicia R. Lopez

About us

Mission + Vision