Birth to Three
The Kennedy Center Children's Services staff of professionals for the Birth to Three program provides individual family-centered support for children who are demonstrating developmental delays in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech, social/emotional or adaptive skills. Individualized therapy is provided at home, in community settings and during everyday activities. We also offer popular playgroups in the community, bringing families of children with and without disabilities.
Individualized Instruction and Therapy can include as needed:
- Specialized instruction, speech and language, physical and occupational therapies
- Family training, counseling and home visits
- Nutrition, psychological, social work
- Inclusive family/child playgroup
- Transition to community-based preschool special education
- Vision and mobility services as well as assistive technology
Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, and Westport.
If you do not live in one of these towns, call The Birth to Three Info Line: 1-800-505-7000 to identify a service provider in your town.
To Make a Referral:
Anyone who is concerned about a child's development may call the Birth to Three Info line at 1-800-505-7000 to make a referral, including parents, guardians, health professionals, and child care providers. Parents will be contacted for their permission to proceed if they have not made the referral. If you wish to have your services provided by The Kennedy Center you must request us at the time of your call.
What Happens Next:
Once The Kennedy Center receives a referral from INFOLINE, we will contact you within 24 hours to set up an intake in your home to meet you and your child and discuss your concerns. An evaluation will take place within 2 weeks, and, if your child is found eligible for Birth to Three services, together we will develop a service plan to work towards reaching your goal(s) for your child. Periodic reviews help us re-assess the services we have in place as well as your child's progress.
For Further Information:
Contact The Kennedy Center Birth to Three Manager, (203) 332-4535 ext. 296 or email.