The Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program supports young children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.
While all children grow and develop at their own rate, some infants and toddlers experience delays in their development, exhibit atypical behaviors, or have been diagnosed with a special health condition that is likely to lead to non-typical development. The earlier any potential delays and disabilities are identified and early intervention services begin, the better chance a young child has of achieving his or her best potential.
The overall goals of early intervention are:
To enable young children to be active and successful participants during their early childhood years and in the future in a variety of settings: in their homes, in child care or preschool programs, and in their communities; and
To enable families to provide care for their children and have the resources they need to participate in their own desired family and community activities.
“Because of this program, I now can understand my child over the phone. I had previously gone an entire deployment without being able to communicate with her.”
“Without the [Infants and Todders Program], we're not sure how we could have grown to become the strong family team we are today ”
“The early intervention program supports my child to be ready for school by assisting me to tach my child pre-reading activities (such as namig pictures) and pre-match activities (such as sorting household items).”
"We all work together as a team so that Kayleigh can reach her maximum potential and I know that early intervention has already made a huge difference in her future."