Parent Child Center Programs
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The Parent Child Center Programming
CIS Early Intervention Services (EI) provides regional early intervention services to families with children birth to age three who have a delay in development or a medical/genetic condition with a high probability of developmental delay. Services are provided in the setting of the family's choice (home, child care, physician's office, playgroup, etc.) and may include speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, as well coordination of services. Families are connected with the supports and resources needed to meet their child's unique needs through the development of a One Plan.
The Early Childhood Support team strives to help young children and their families meet goals in health, parenting, and education. The team provides services through Early Childhood and Family Mental Health, Learning Together, and Strengthening Families. Early Childhood and Family Mental Health is primarily a prevention program that provides home visits and mental health consultation to pregnant women, families with children under the age of six, child care providers, and early education teachers. The goal of the services is to ensure families are able to meet identified health, parenting, and education goals, and that children will have social-emotional skills to be successful in the school setting. Services include parenting education, behavioral support, child development information, mental health consultation, and community referrals.
Family and Community Support Services is a variety of programs that provide support and assistance to families, child care providers, and community members. Services includes the Child Care Financial Assistance Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Professional Development Resources, Child Care Referral Program, Provider Group Leader Support (Starting Points), Reach Up, and CIS Child Care Coordinator and Specialized Child Care.
Family and Community Support Services also offers a Car Seat Fitting Station which provides education to families and the community around correct usage of car seats and seat belts to protect vehicle passengers. At the fitting station, families can have their car seats checked at no cost and purchase new seats as appropriate at income eligible prices.