Birth to Three is an early intervention program which provides vital direct services and support to children diagnosed with significant development delays and their families. This intervention, provided in the child’s home or their community, helps close the developmental delay gap for many children. In fact, more than 50% of children who receive services do not require special education services at age five. Key Human Services has been providing Birth to Three in Connecticut since 1994.
Our program is a collaboration of the family, their pediatrician and the early childhood development specialists. Interventionists work with the child and family to form an individualized service team drawing from their accomplished special educators and occupational, speech and physical therapists.
Through this process, the family learns ways to teach their child new skills through natural learning opportunities in everyday routines.
To provide the children and families with the greatest opportunity for growth and achievement, we develop individualized plans for services and supports based on the child’s strengths and the family’s needs and priorities. The service team builds on the existing learning and teaching activities of the family and provides additional and alternative approaches. Through this process, the family learns ways to teach their child new skills through natural learning opportunities in everyday routines.
Key believes that every child should have access to the services and support that they require. We have created a sponsorship program to assist families to afford Birth to Three services.