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Program Supervisor

Jeanine Vassar
Parent-Infant
Education Program
jvassar@goochlandva.us
Goochland-Powhatan Community Services
3058 River Road West
P.O. Box 189
Goochland, Virginia 23063
(804) 657-2010
 ServicesParent Infant Ed Program   
 
Goochland-Powhatan Community Services
The Infant & Toddler Connection of Goochland-Powhatan
Parent-Infant Education Program

All parents want their children to have the best chances in life.
Infants and toddlers develop and change so quickly, that every day really does count. The Parent-Infant Education Program provides family-centered, educational and therapeutic services to infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or who are at risk for developmental delays. Early intervention supports and services help parents and caregivers find ways to encourage the child’s development and to increase the child's participation in family and community activities. These supports and services are available for all eligible children and their families regardless of the family's ability to pay.

    The Parent-Infant Education Program
    We can help you and your baby (birth to 36 months) if:
  • You have concerns about your baby’s overall development.
  • You worry about your baby’s ability to hear things.
  • You worry about your baby’s ability to see things.
  • You have concerns about your baby’s motor skills development (sitting, walking, playing with toys, etc.).
  • You wonder whether your baby is talking as he should for his age.
  • Your baby has difficulty feeding or sleeping.
  • Your baby was born early.
  • Your baby had a low birth weight.
  • Your baby was in the NICU for 28 days or more.
  • Your baby has a diagnosed disorder (Down syndrome, Cleft Palate, vision/hearing problems, Cerebral Palsy, etc.).
  • You want to be assured that your baby is doing the things he should be for his age.

    How Children Are Served
    Any child, birth to 36 months, who lives in Goochland or Powhatan Counties is eligible to receive a free developmental screening. If needed, your child may be eligible for:
  • A developmental assessment conducted by a team of licensed educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists and/or speech/language pathologists.
  • Services provided in the home, daycare center or other natural environment.
  • Parent resource library and support services to families.
  • Toy and therapeutic equipment lending library.
  • Information and connection to other resources available within the community.
  • Transition support to other services by age 3.

Children who are eligible will receive Early Intervention services under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). A child’s eligibility for Intervention services (Part C) is determined by a developmental assessment. If your child has at least one 25% delay in one of the seven areas of development assessed, atypical development or a diagnosed condition that is likely to result in a developmental delay, an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be developed. The family and service providers outline the services necessary to help the family achieve the goals that they have established for their child. Some of the services offered include education, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech/language therapy.
Referals are accepted from parents and other service providers with parent permission.

Parents teach their children everyday – they are the ones who make the most difference in their child's development
The Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia is committed to providing families with the information and support they need in order to access early intervention supports and services and to make decisions for their child and family about how early intervention service providers will be involved in their family's life. For more information about the Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia, please visit their website: www.infantva.org

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