If you have a toddler age child and would like opportunities to meet other families, to socialize your toddler, to participate in an activity with your toddler, and to earn up to $130 in Target gift cards you may be interested in the Third Ward Wellness Study for Families with Toddlers.
Dr. Tracey Ledoux and her research team have developed two fun wellness programs for families of toddler age children based on the latest research in child, family, and health behavior development, and they are looking for families to help test them out for FREE!
The Registration and Kickoff event is on Saturday 15th September at the Houston Texans YMCA.
During this event, you will get your first payment of a $30 Target gift card for completing surveys and measures. There will be refreshments, a craft activity for the kids, and you will be provided with more information about the program. Finally, it will be revealed which program your family will have access to every Saturday morning for 10 weeks.
1. In the FUNPALs Playgroup, parents and their toddlers will participate in singing, dancing, fun activities, playing, and snacking with other families. This experience will be action-packed fun for the whole family (siblings are welcome)!
2. In the Healthy Parent Toddler Group, parents will enjoy lively adult conversation over coffee/tea and light refreshments. Topics of discussion will include how to overcome common parenting challenges of raising happy, healthy children. Your children (including siblings) are welcome to attend as they will have free licensed childcare in the YMCA's Child Watch Center available. The team hope parents in this group will relax, enjoy adult company, and get some good practical tips for their family.
Finally, in December, you will be invited to the end of the program celebration at the Houston Texans YMCA, where you will receive another $30 gift card to Target for completing surveys and measures. It will be a celebration of the relationships built and the accomplishments made during the program over refreshments and an activity for the children.
Other opportunities to earn money in this study include completing two phone interviews before and after the program ($20 gift card to Target for each interview), and you will receive a $10 gift card to Target for each family you refer (up to $30), so tell your friends and family!