Children learn and develop faster during the first three years of life than any other time. Early intervention during these years helps many children overcome developmental delays. Everyday routines and experiences provide the best opportunities for a child to learn and succeed.
About the Program:
Birth to Three is a provider of early intervention services for children from birth to three years of age. Early intervention in Connecticut gives families the opportunity to continue services after age three. This provision is for children who have qualified for special education services with their local education agency prior to aging out of birth to three. Funding for Birth to Three is provided by the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
Regardless of the town of residence, each family has a choice of provider agencies in their area. To request Harc as your provider for early intervention services, contact the child development infoline (2-1-1) or call 1-800-505-7000. Referrals are sent to Harc on a rotating basis amid other providers or directly when requested by families.
Our qualified professionals provide supports and services in the child’s natural environment such as the home, daycare, or in the community. Learning is enhanced through a coaching style of interaction with families.
- Intake and Evaluation: Conversation is held with families over the phone to convene a timely and convenient eligibility evaluation, and to share helpful information to ensure a smooth process.
- Service Coordination: Each child’s unique support network is a collaborative team composed of the child, family, caregivers, additional professionals, and the primary service provider who is also the service coordinator.
- Birth-to-Three Professionals: our program consists of a variety of support professionals. These may include:
- Developmental Therapists
- Early Interventions Specialists
- Developmental Therapy Associates
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Licensed Clinical Social Workers
- Licensed Behavior Analysts
- Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists
- Family Involvement: Our commitment to a coaching style of interaction, based on adult learning principles, builds confidence and competence in parents and caregivers as they strengthen child learning and development during everyday activities. Achieving the best possible outcomes thrives upon collaborative family and team involvement.
- Community Collaborations: Children, families, and communities at large benefit from shared interactions. Daycares, preschools, school districts, and childrens’ healthcare professionals are among the community collaborations our program may engage with given parental written consent.
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