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Early Intervention Services

While children grow and change at their own rate, some children may experience delays in their development. Sometimes this can be a cause for concern, but Early Intervention Services can help!

Our model of teamwork provides additional support to children and families. By working together and sharing knowledge, experience, and best practices, we are committed to delivering the best services possible for your child in the setting of your choice. And DCDC’s EI team is committed to ongoing professional development and training to provide up-to-date treatment and services.

Danville Child Development Center has been serving children ages birth to three years in the early intervention community since March 1974 and provides the following early intervention services:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Special Instruction (Teacher)

Our Early Intervention Program

  • DCDC is the first local provider of Birth – 3 Early Intervention Services.
  • DCDC’s teachers work closely with our EI Team to provide supports and services to children who are dual enrolled in EI and childcare.
  • Early Intervention services are free to any child that qualifies due to developmental delays or diagnoses.
  • El services can be provided while the child is at DCDC, at their home, or both, upon family request.

What is Early Intervention?

Early intervention is a system of services that helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Early intervention focuses on helping eligible babies and toddlers learn the basic and brand-new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life, such as:

  • physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking)
  • cognitive (thinking, learning, solving problems)
  • communication (talking, listening, understanding)
  • social/emotional (playing, feeling secure and happy)
  • adaptive (eating, dressing, self- help)

Who is eligible?

Your child will participate in a play-based evaluation to determine if they are eligible for services. Infants and toddlers, ages birth-3, who are determined to have special needs due to a developmental delay or diagnosis, are eligible to receive Early Intervention Services. These services are free and have no income guidelines.

How does it work?

We come to you. Children are seen in their natural environments, such as your home, a relative’s home, or a child care center. We also want to support our client’s development out in the community and arrange to have sessions in parks, at playgrounds, in stores, during medical appointments, and so on.

Why choose DCDC?

Our therapists and special instructors provide high-quality services, including coaching families in the best ways to support their child’s development. Through play, daily activities, and routines, we work with families and caregivers to facilitate the child’s growth in meaningful and appropriate ways for their stage of development.

With Danville Child Development Center’s resources and connections, community networking and socialization opportunities with organizations such as the YMCA, Children’s Museum, and playgroups are available to our EI families.

Our Team

Kellie Kline
Service Coordinator
Speech Therapy
Annie Klinger
Speech Therapist
Wendy Woolcock
Speech Therapist
Carrie Vitko
Speech Therapist

Physical Therapy

Todd Hopkins
Physical Therapist
Katlynn Dean
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapy
Christina Jones
Occupational Therapist
Kelly Renno
Occupational Therapist
Liliana Romano
Occupational Therapist

Special Instruction

Emily Kapec
    Special Instructor