Strengthening Children, Families & Communities

Special Services

Our Special Services programs are funded by the Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB) and offer a variety of services to help children be successful in their early education environments.

They include:

Project Challenge

Project Challenge offers many different services to help young children and their families get a good start. Our professional staff work with parents and caregivers on an ongoing basis to help children become more successful in the child care environment and at home. Regular meetings are held with the team of the parents, the caregiver and agency staff to find creative solutions for problem issues.

Eligibility requirements:

UPCOMING  PROJECT CHALLENGE TRAINING - September 17, 2016- October 22, 2016 Please Note: The entire series must be completed in order to become a family child care home therapeutic provider and receive therapeutic rates for Project Challenge children.

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings provides professional staff to work with parents and caregivers to ensure that each child is developmentally on target, and to provide intervention and referral services as needed. Each child is given developmental screenings regularly, and when there is a concern, it is addressed immediately. Home assessments also are offered to parents to help them find the best ways to work with each child.

Eligibility requirements:

UPCOMING NEW BEGINNINGS TRAINING -- Saturday, September 10, 2016 :  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Effects on Substance Abuse on the Family 

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Child Care Outreach Program

The Child Care Outreach Program assists families with finding appropriate child care for their children ages 0-5 years with any disability, severe behavior/emotional issues, or health barriers. Child Care Outreach staff help parents place their children into high-quality child care settings. The staff also provide training on disabilities to the directors and staff of licensed child care centers and family child care homes.

Eligibility requirements:

UPCOMING CHILD CARE OUTREACH PROGRAM TRAINING: Saturday, August 20, 2016

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