Early Intervention

Babies develop at various rates and in various ways. Every child is unique. Help is available if you or your doctor suspect that your baby's development is delayed.

The Purpose of the program is to facilitate learning for each child through the relationship with a parent, guardian or caregiver by supporting the Social Emotional Development of the child and any other area of need.

In addition, staff members will include Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), Infant Development Specialist (IDS), Nurse, Early Interventionists (EI), which will allow Wholehearted Kids to offer a full range of family centered activities, as well as consultation and direct instruction to children with developmental disabilities and to support their families/caregivers through the reflective practice process while keeping the needs of the family at the forefront of the relationship.

These specialists will be able to provide developmental assessments in the home or other natural environment, along with their parents, to determine each child’s specific need. The assessments will respect social, economic and cultural differences.

The overall focus is to determine individual abilities, as compared to chronological age expectations, using a family centered philosophy.

Parents will be encouraged to reflect positively about their child’s abilities as they gain an understanding of their child’s needs. The purpose is to enrich the parent’s knowledge so they can become an advocate for their child so they have an understanding of the educational and community resources available. This training is necessary in the transition from early start services to a preschool program.