(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)- November 2, 2016- Wu Yee Children’s Services, San Francisco’s largest Early Head Start/Head Start provider, announced that it would be partnering with global infant safe-sleep leader The Baby Box Co. in an ambitious plan to provide every new parent in San Francisco with a Baby Box at no cost, beginning November 2016.
The program was announced at Wu Yee’s Child Care Resource & Referral center which provides comprehensive family services to parents looking for child care support and resources. Wu Yee also has 12 Child Development centers located in communities across San Francisco which will serve as important points of program education and distribution of Baby Boxes for new moms and dads throughout the year.
“We are happy to be partnering with such an outstanding company as The Baby Box Co. They have done amazing work in bringing their Baby Boxes around the globe in order to help bring a safer place to sleep for newborns worldwide,” said Monica Walters, Wu Yee Children’s Services CEO. “Now we will be bringing the same safety and security to new families across San Francisco,” said Walters. “Baby Box Co.’s dedication to educating parents is also something we believe in greatly.” Wu Yee is very excited to bring these wonderful Baby Boxes and accompanying parent education resource Baby Box University to the City’s parents, contributing to Wu Yee’s mission to create opportunities for children to be healthy, families to thrive, and communities to be strong.
The idea of a “Baby Box” originates in Finland, where the boxes and parent resources are provided to all new parents, and are believed to have contributed to the country’s low infant mortality rate. Just like the Finnish boxes and education resources, The Baby Box Co. boxes come with newborn essentials to help new parents including the box itself, mattress, mattress protector, fitted sheet, Pampers wipes and diapers, Lansinoh breast pads and nipple cream, onesie, baby lotion, waterproof diaper tote bag, and Vroom brain-building activity cards from The Bezos Family Foundation. And most importantly, prior to receiving a Baby Box, parents participate in the Baby Box
University, gaining access to locally developed educational resources and an ongoing
Wu Yee is happy to be a distributor of these Baby Boxes and to help make the parent
education resources available in Chinese. Pregnant mothers and new families who are
interested in receiving a baby box can find more information
Wu Yee Children’s Services:
Founded in 1977 by social workers and parents concerned about the challenges facing
by new immigrants in Chinatown, Wu Yee Children’s Services (Wu Yee) has grown to a
city-scale agency serving diverse families throughout San Francisco, and is now the
city’s largest provider of Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
Wu Yee delivers a comprehensive range of Child Development, Family, and Provider
Services — including Early Head Start, Head Start, and State Preschool programs, the
Joy Lok Family Resource Center, Single Stop benefits assistance, child care Resource
and Referrals, child care subsidies, child care provider training, a food program for child
care providers, and the Family Child Care Quality Network (FCCQN).
Find more info at www.wuyee.org
About The Baby Box Co:
Entrepreneurs Michelle Vick and Jennifer Clary founded The Baby Box Co. to offer a
safe sleep environment to babies everywhere. Through its Baby Box University platform,
Baby Box Co. is an innovative, integrated programme to support parents and improve
maternal and infant healthcare outcomes globally. The Baby Box Co. partners with
hospitals, government agencies and non-profit organizations to provide Baby Boxes,
quality products, resources and ongoing education to families on a large scale. Baby
Boxes are also available direct to consumer either as a standalone item or filled with new
baby essentials. Serving families in 52 countries, The Baby Box Co. has offices in USA,
UK, Canada, Australia and Singapore. For more information or to purchase a Baby Box,
please visit www.babyboxco.com The Baby Box University education resource is
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Matthew DALTON
Wu Yee Children’s Services