Are you concerned about your child’s development? Do you think your child has difficulty with movements, talking, understanding, learning, socializing, playing, or eating? There is help!
Call 301-925-6627 for a developmental evaluation. If you are a resident of Prince George’s County and if your child meets eligibility criteria for early intervention, services will be offered by Prince George’s County Infants and Toddlers Program (PGCITP).
Call 301-925-6600 for a developmental evaluation. If you are a resident of Prince George’s County and if your child meets eligibility criteria for special education, services will be offered by Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS).
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To refer a child to Prince George’s County Infants and Toddlers Program call 301 925-6627.
A comprehensive evaluation process has been designed to determine individual strengths and needs so an appropriate individualized education plan can be developed. To be eligible for to Prince George’s County Infants and Toddlers Program, an infant or toddler under the age of three can either have a delay in one or more areas of their development, or be at risk of possibly having delays in the future.
An IFSP is a plan of services individualized for each child and family. A team of professionals and the child’s parents develop the IFSP. The IFSP is a written plan that describes:
A variety of early intervention services and therapies are available through the Infants and Toddlers Program. The most commonly used services include education services, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy, and service coordination. A primary provider will coach and work side-by-side with you to find ways to help your child practice skills every day in your home, child care center, or in other community places.
Research shows that infants and toddlers learn best through natural routines and everyday learning opportunities that occur in the child's home, community, and childcare settings. Based on the unique needs of the child, the Infant Toddler Program assigns a primary provider to support the child's learning and development. Family members or caregivers are shown strategies for teaching the child in situations where and when a skill is used.
Services are provided at no cost to families.