Children learn when they are doing something fun with people they love.

We are a home-based, family-centered early intervention program for families and caregivers of young children ages birth to three. Services are provided in partnership with biological parents, foster parents, grandparents and any other important people in the child’s life.

We provide services for families with infants and toddlers with developmental delays and/or disabilities. The program also serves children who may be at risk for developmental delays including those born prematurely, those exposed to substances during pregnancy, or children who have experienced varying degrees of trauma. We also have many services available for families who are simply curious about their child’s development and would like to learn more.

We are here to support families to better understand and support their child’s growth and development in the critical early years of childhood.

Screening Services

We often partner with local agencies and groups to provide hearing, vision and developmental screenings to the public.

FIT Court Team

The Family-Infant-Toddler Court Team brings together families, agencies, and services providers, to find and support permanent family placements for children in state custody.

Watch Me Grow

A screening program to monitor your child’s development with the support of developmental specialists.

Classes for Caregivers

We offer a variety of classes for parents and caregivers, including Positive Solutions for Families, infant massage, and Parenting with Love and Logic.

Resource Library

We have a library of books, DVDs and general information on a variety of parenting, child development and other topics relating to young children. We also maintain a list of helpful websites for you and your child.

We have a wealth of information and ideas for supporting the development of young children. We will work with you to help develop and implement individualized strategies that will support your child’s development.

Based on priorities you identify, we can help find ways to work with your child at home and in community settings where children this age typically spend time.

Educational, Occupational, Physical, and Speech services based on needs identified by the child’s parent or caregiver, and your service coordinator.

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Why is Early Intervention important?

The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth. Research supports the effectiveness of early intervention to significantly impact a child’s developmental progress. Experiences early in life are especially crucial in organizing the brain’s basic structures, as they create the foundation for all future learning and behavior. The earlier services geared toward supporting the child’s development are provided, the greater the long-term impact there will be for the child.

The primary supporters of a child’s early life experiences and this rapid brain development are the people that they interact with most throughout the day — their families, parents, grandparents, childcare providers, foster parents and other primary caregivers. In other words, children learn in the context of relationships. All services provided by Community Connections Early Learning Program are designed to support the child’s development through these most important relationships.

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