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Early Childhood
Our Early Childhood Program is an early intervention program designed to work with families and their children, birth to age 3, who are developmentally delayed or at-risk for delays due to a medical diagnosis. A child can be referred by anyone who is concerned about their development, including physicians, hospitals, and family members.

The Early Childhood Program provides information on child development, medical diagnosis and various disabilities as well as linkages to other possible service providers and resources. Additional program components include specialized instruction, therapy and parent education. Many service delivery options are available including in the home or at the Board building.

Eligibility and Referral

Age 0-2

Any child, birth through 2, will be evaluated by a team in all areas of development: cognition, fine and gross motor, social/emotional, adaptive (self-help) and communication. Screenings are also administered for hearing, vision and nutrition. Members of the team may include: Specialists, Family Members and Nurses. Based on the evaluation results and team recommendations, a child is eligible for services with a delay in one area.

Age 3-5

For children 3 through 5 years, eligibility is determined based on evaluation results in the same developmental areas listed above. A preschooler with a delay in two areas is eligible for SSA and/or FSS Board services.