Monday, February 17, 2020
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What is the Birth to Three Program?

Birth to Three is a state-wide program providing supports and services to families and young children aged birth to three experiencing delays in their development. Each county in Wisconsin is responsible for implementing early intervention services to eligible children and their families. Staff trained in assessing the developmental strengths and needs of very young children, determine with the parents/caregivers, if a child is eligible for the program. Once a child is determined to be eligible, services are provided to enhance the child’s development and support the family’s ability to nurture that development.

Parents play a primary role in the Birth to Three Program. They guide the Birth to Three team’s understanding of their child, identify the daily routines and activities, and help determine the most natural setting in which services will be provided.