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The Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax - Falls Church 

The Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church provides early intervention services to children from birth to age three, and their families. Infants and toddlers are eligible for services if they have developmental delays or disabilities. Services are provided in keeping with Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The Infant and Toddler Connection offers families:

• Help using community, county, state and federal resources;
• An IFSP that focuses on what the family wants for their child, and provides everyday strategies that meet these goals;
• Links to information, community resources and other families.

Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a federal program that serves children up to the age of three from low-income families, and low-income pregnant women. Early Head Start is a family-centered program that strengthens children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.

Early Head Start offers families:

• High-quality early childhood education
• Family support services
• Home visits
• Parenting workshops, events and one-on-one training
• Help with finding health services, including mental health care and dental care.

Early Head Start serves all children regardless of their abilities.

Working Together

Early Head Start and the Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church work together to serve families and children. Each refers children to the other. If parents or Early Head Start staff have concerns about a baby’s development, a call to the Infant and Toddler Connection can lead to a free evaluation.

The Infant and Toddler Connection helps parents apply to the Early Head Start program, and Early Head Start staff help develop the Individualized Family Service Plans for Early Head Start children. Children can receive early intervention services at home or Early Head Start sites. This allows Early Head Start staff to support the developmental stages of children with special needs.

Early Head Start and the Infant and Toddler Connection work together to help families transition to a preschool program.

For referrals call the Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church at 703-246-7121.

Learn more about Fairfax County Head Start locations.

 


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