BIRTH-TO-THREE– 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.
Birth-to-Three is a provider of early intervention services for children from birth to three years of age. Referrals are sent to us through the Child Development Infoline (2-1-1) or call directly to 1-800-505-7000. When call you may request Harc as your provider.
Regardless of the town of residence, each family has a choice of provider agencies in their area. 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. Funding for Birth to Three is provided by the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
Intake and Evaluation: Once your referral comes to Harc’s Birth-to-Three program, families will receive personal contact from our office staff who will assist in scheduling an eligibility evaluation and provide key information to help each family move through the process smoothly.
Service Coordination: The family and child will be assigned a Services Coordinator who will be the primary contact and work with additional professionals whose expertise may be needed.
Birth to Three Professionals: Our program consists of a variety of support professionals who may be involved based on the child’s needs.
- Developmental Therapist
- Early Interventions Specialists
- Developmental Therapy Associates
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst
- Registered Dietitian
- Child Life Specialist
Family Involvement: A coaching style of interaction is used based on adult learning principles. It is a way to interact with parents, caregivers and other team members to build their confidence and competence in order to enhance child learning and development. Our Early Intervention Team is committed to working with each child and their family to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Community Collaborations: Harc’s Birth-to-Three works with other agencies which may be involved with the child, such as daycare, local school districts, Head Start and the child’s Health Professionals. Communication with those agencies and individuals only occurs with written consent from the family.
For more information on the Birth-to-Three program contact:
Kimberly Paluska, MPA
Director of Early Intervention & Autism Programs