EASTCONN's Birth to Three program provides evaluations and services by our highly qualified professional staff in the homes of young children, birth to age 3, who have been identified with developmental delays. Children and their families receive services from specialists including Early Intervention Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, as well as other services that may be deeemed necessary. Parents and family members are an integral part of the early intervention team, learning the techniques that will help their child's developmental growth and working alongside the home visitors.
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Early Head Start
Early Head Start is a federally funded program for eligible children, age birth to three, pregnant women and their families. Early Head Start programs combine developmentally appropriate curricula with medical, dental, nutritional, and social service supports for income eligible children and their families. Services for pregnant women include home visits, support with accessing medical and dental care and a newborn well child visit by a health professional.
EASTCONN administers the Early Head Start program in Windham County. This program serves income-eligible pregnant women and children, birth to age 3, and their families, in a home-visiting and center-based program. EASTCONN offers Early Head Start in northeastern Connecticut, while Windham Public Schools provides the program for the greater Windham area. Stafford Public Schools offers a home-based program in the Stafford area. Benefits of Early Head Start include strong family involvement and support with health, dental, nutrition and mental health needs.
The EASTCONN programs are committed to high quality early childhood programming, including highly qualified teachers, ongoing professional development, small class size, a low child-to-staff ratio, a broad socioecomonic mix of children, and parent engagement in their children's learning.
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