Beginning in fall 2020, the Walla Walla Center for Children & Families will provide birth-to-five services for youth and parents as a coordinated and comprehensive community learning hub. From parent education and supports to infant care to early learning, the center is far more than just a preschool. Its services will address and help overcome the staggering access gap for many Walla Walla youth and families, promoting an inclusive community resource that encourages integration, engagement and opportunity for all.
Watch this video! Navigating Your Way Ages Birth to Three provides a bird’s eye view of services, supports and resources for every stage of life. Raising any child is hard work. However, if you add in special health care needs or developmental disabilities, there is even more to learn—whole systems of supports, services, transitions, and terminology.
Early intervention services are designed to enable children birth to 3 with developmental delays or disabilities to be active and successful during the early childhood years and in the future in a variety of settings—in their homes, in child care, in preschool or school programs, and in their communities. Services are provided through ESD 123.
ESD 123 provides services to children birth to age 3 who have disabilities or developmental delays. Eligible infants and toddlers and their families are entitled to individualized, quality early intervention services in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C.
The main door to services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in our state is the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). It’s where people go to get help for in-home, out-of-home, and community-based services.
Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.
Ready for a snapshot of your child’s development? WithinReach offers the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) to families in Washington State. Complete it online when it is convenient for you. It only takes 10-15 minutes to complete. There is also a screening tool for social and emotional skills.
A self-directed questionnaire for every stage of life. For Ages 0-3: "I want to grow up and have a future that makes the most of the things I like to do and have an interest in. I’ll need some extra support when it comes to learning and developing, but there are people who can help with that."
Music Together® is a music program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, from birth to 5 years, and the grown ups who love them. In our classes, music is learned through playful, fun activities that are developmentally appropriate and research-based.
Since 1954, the Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children has provided home-based occupational or physical therapy to children with developmental delays or physical disabilities. Services are provided at no cost to the family served.
The IMESD employs staff to conduct Child Find activities for children ages birth to 5 who have suspected delays for the purpose of determining their eligibility for Early Intervention or Early Childhood Special Education services. When children are ages birth to school age, evaluations are conducted in all areas of suspected disability