Teacher services are available for children birth to three years of age who qualify for services under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part C.
Early childhood education provides early intervention services that are designed to enable young children to be active, successful participants during the early childhood years and in the future in a variety of settings—in their homes, in child care, and in their communities.
Teacher services provide families with information and skills to ensure they are supported as the most critical influence on their child’s early learning and development. Supporting families includes but is not limited to: parent education in a variety of areas such as parent/child interaction, developmental milestones, and increasing the child’s skill levels in all areas of development (cognition, language, motor, social emotional).
This is done with the use of informational pamphlets/handouts; conversations with parents and therapists, and specific activities taught to parents to increase positive parent/child interactions.
Families are coached through developmentally appropriate activities to teach children to gain new skills in all developmental areas through play and social interaction. Parents will learn how to teach their children how to: request items to get their basic needs/wants met; how to use or play with toys (cause/effect; sequencing); how to successfully (and safely) maneuver around their environment; and how to interact with their peers or adults in a variety of settings.