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Early Intervention/Development

All Counties: Birth to 3 Early Intervention System

Birth to Three is a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system that provides early intervention services and supports for infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays and their families.
Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Campus
Main Administration Building
1901 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 255-9134
http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dms/epqc/birth3/directry.html

All Counties: Child Development Watch

Child Development Watch is a coordinated, interagency program designed to meet the needs of eligible children for early intervention services.

New Castle County
Referral Line: (302) 995-8590
Child Development Watch: (302) 995-8617
(800) 671-0050

Kent and Sussex Counties
Child Development Watch : (302) 424-7300
(800) 752-9393

http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dph/chs/chscdw.html

All Counties: Delaware Child Find

The Childfind Program is a way for residents of Delaware to have their children screened for developmental delays, such as a speech problem or a fine motor problem. The evaluations and treatment are of high quality, administered through school districts, and they are free for Delaware families.
If your child has passed the 3rd birthday, you may call your school district to set up a free evaluation.

APPOQUINIMINK
(302)376-4282

BRANDYWINE
(302)479-1617

CAESAR RODNEY
(302)697-2173

CAPITAL
(302)672-1934

CHRISTINA
(302)454-2047

COLONIAL
(302)323-2872

RED CLAY
(302)552-3749

SMYRNA
(302)653-3135

All Counties: Delaware Early Childcare Center

Delaware Early Childcare Center provides preschoolers with the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and a foundation for future success as they continue through school. They also offer professional development for those who provide early care and education programs throughout the state.
DECC serves more than 800 preschool children, ages birth to five years and their families throughout the state. DECC provides needed services and programs that ensure their success in those critical early years.
(302) 398-8945 or (302) 424-7552
http://www.lf.k12.de.us/decc/index.html

All Counties: Easter Seals Delaware

Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle, DE 19720
(302)324-4444
(800)677-3800
http://de.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=DMDR_services

All Counties: Early Intervention Programs

The Early Intervention Program provides services for young children (0-3 years) who have or are at risk for developmental delays. Early Intervention promotes health and stability of the child and family through early identification and prompt intervention. Services include case management to monitor the childs progress. Most referrals go through Child Development Watch. The Division of Developmental Disabilities Services also provides some respite funds for children who qualify for services from the Division.

New Castle County:
2055 Limestone Road, Suite 215 Wilmington DE 19808(302) 995-8576

Kent/Sussex Counties:
North Walnut Street Milford DE 19963
(302) 424-7300

All Counties: Head Start

Head Start works to support the development of a comprehensive early childhood system, birth through the early primary years, works with families, early care and education programs, schools and communities to develop children who are physically and emotionally healthy and eager to learn.

Find your local Head Start at the link below:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/earlychildhood/programdir.shtml

All Counties: K-5 Early Intervention Program

Participation in this program is for children attending Kindergarten through fifth grade and their families. The K-5 Early Intervention Program addresses issues within the home that affect performance in the classroom. The goal is to enable families to support the social and academic growth and the healthy development of children so they may attain positive outcomes in school. These services include play therapy, support groups, conflict resolution and social skills workshops.
1825 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, DE 19805
(302)892-4576
http://kids.delaware.gov/mss/mss_opei_early_intervention.shtml