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ERIC Number: EJ926616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
A Community-Based Response to Part C: A Community Embraces Its Most Vulnerable Children
Maltese, Joan; Aguayo, Joannie; Chavez, Jose
Zero to Three (J), v31 n4 p17-23 Mar 2011
The Child Development Institute, a nonprofit early intervention program in California, conducted a needs assessment which revealed a community that was receiving little support for infants and toddlers. There was virtually no enrollment in Part C early intervention services despite ranking high on environmental risk factors. This article describes how a project engaged parents in common community settings such as shopping areas, local events, and a farmers' market to screen infants and toddlers for disabilities. Families became familiar with the ongoing screening activities and took advantage of the opportunity to talk about their child's development while their children played. Child care providers were recruited to administer regular developmental screening to children in their care and to continue the dialogue with parents regarding their children's development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C