A comprehensive early intervention service system to assist infants and toddlers at risk and those with disabilities from birth through 36 months. High value is placed on family involvement and seeks to address not only the specific needs of the child but also the concerns and priorities of the entire family unit. A transdisciplinary, multi-agency approach is utilized in the development of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). The program provides weekly or bi-weekly home visits and sessions in the child's natural environments which focus on development in areas of identified needs.

The Imperial County Infant/Toddler Program is designed for any child from birth to age 3 who has any kind of developmental delay,  high risk medical condition/handicapping condition or other disability.  It is administered through the Imperial County Office of Education Special Education Department.  The following are examples of the types of conditions which make a child eligible for the program:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Prematurity
  • Down Syndrome
  • Visual Impairment
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Neurological Impairment
  • Genetic Defects
  • High-Risk Medical Conditions
  • Prenatal Exposure to Drugs/Alcohol
  • Developmental Delay

Services Provided

The Infant/Toddler Program provides the following services to families:

  • Evaluations to assess each child's development and progress
  • Weekly home visits or small group center sessions with opportunities for parents to obtain information and support in working
  • Individual Family Service Plans for each child
  • Factual information about child development and specific disabilities
  • Emotional support to families
  • Interagency, multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination of services

If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about the Infant/Toddler Program or how to enroll a child age 1 month to 3 years in the program, please contact us at (760) 312-6641.