Infant and Toddler Program
Research indicates that the first three years of a child's life are one of the most important times for learning. Starting services early improves a child's ability to develop and learn. The Infant and Toddler Program is for children from birth through wo years of age and their families. Children qualify based on the results of developmental evaluations which include hearing and vision screenings. Children may also qualify if it is determined that they are at risk for developmental delays. Parents collaborate with professionals to develop an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). The IFSP includes:
- a description of the child's present levels of performance,
- concerns, priorities and resources for the child and family,
- outcomes for the child and family, and
- a description of specific early intervention services necessary to meet the unique needs of the child and family.
Infant and toddler services are provided in the child's natural environment which may include the child's home, child care center, home child/day care, or Early Head Start. Services are delivered on a year round basis. When the child is 2 years 6 months, another evaluation is completed to determine if the child is eligible for the Developmental Preschool Program. All early intervention services are provided without cost to the family.