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Early Intervention/ Development

Development Tracker

Download the FREE development tracker to follow a child’s normal development from 2 months old to 5 years. Get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing. Click here and follow along!!
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones-app.html

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a statewide program for families and children up to age 3, with developmental delays, disabilities or certain medical diagnoses that may impact development. ECI services support families as they learn how to help their children grow and learn.

ECI services provided by region, as below:

– EasterSeals– 210-614-3911, 2203 Babcock Rd., www.easterseals.com
– Brighton – 210-826-4492, 14207 Higgins Rd., www.brightonsa.org
– CHCS-ECI – 210-261-3300, 5802 S. Presa St., www.chcs-eci.org

Click Here for more information on ECI.

Increasing Language Skills with Sesame Street

Click here for amazing ways to help with early brain development. www.sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/language

Preschool, Head Start and Childcare

Looking for high-quality prekindergarten in your area?

Free 3- and 4-yr-old Public Prekindergarten

Many elementary schools in the state offer free public prekindergarten to eligible 4-year-old children (some offer 3-year-old prekindergarten as well).  Go to your closest elementary school or district administrative office and to obtain more information or contact Howard Morrison at TEA at howard.morrison@tea.texas.gov

 

Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social, and other services. Head Start services are responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.

 

The Texas Workforce Commission- Childcare Assistance

Parents who work, attend school or participate in job training may be eligible for financial assistance with child-care. Learn more on the Texas Child Care Solutions website.

 

Tips for Parents

These tips for parents give advice on topics ranging from bullying to water safety.  Included are tips for children of all age groups – babies, toddlers, kids, preteens, and teens, plus quick video tips.

 

Kids’ Activities

Looking for something for your kids to do? Download these games and activities. They’re fun, and they teach your kids some important lessons.

 

2-1-1

2-1-1 Texas is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that provides a registry of resources and services by zip code.  It is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services and resources they need.

 

Square Meals

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides lunches to more than 3 million Texas children in school and residential child care institutions.  The NSLP serves nutritious, low-cost or free lunches to students in public and non-profit private schools in Texas.

 

Ready 4K

Ready4K is an evidence-based text messaging program for parents of children from birth to 3rd grade, provided at no cost. Each week, you will receive fun facts and easy tips to boost your child’s learning. Sign up here https://ready4k.parentpowered.com/

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room.
www.reachoutandread.org

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Please visit https://www.readingrockets.org/ for more information, and to access free resources designed to help.

Read to Your Baby:

  • It’s never too early to read to your baby
  • Snuggle up with a book
  • Choose baby-friendly books
  • Keep books where your baby can reach them
  • Talk with your baby – all day long
  • Encourage coos, growls, and gurgles
  • Develop daily routines
  • Sing, Read, Repeat

Texas Project FIRST

A project of the Texas Education Agency committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities. 

Has your child recently been diagnosed with a disability?

Do you have concerns about your child’s learning and are trying to find help?

Your child may be receiving special education services and you need to learn more.

Wherever you are in the process, we’ve been there. 

We know the maze in which you find yourself. 

http://texasprojectfirst.org/