Birth to Three

Taking a Child’s Play Seriously

Birth to Three is a state-funded, year round program which provides comprehensive services to families of children ages 0-3, who are identified as having a developmental delay.  Since 1982, Cheshire Birth to Three has been serving Cheshire, and the nearby communities of Naugatuck, Wolcott, and Prospect. Originally, as a granted program in 1987, Lois Rho created and embraced the Early Intervention philosophy that set the stage for the Cheshire Public Schools Birth to Three Program in existence today.

Our program consists of a highly qualified and experienced staff of special education teachers, and specialists in the field of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, and social work. The staff works within the family’s home setting to provide the necessary services that best meet the child and family’s needs.  In addition, B-3 hosts weekly parent/child playgroups for children ages 0-3 and their families, in our Parent/Child Resource Center.

Birth to Three is a research based state and federally funded program that supports the development of infants and toddlers in the following ways:

    • Providing families with information and resources about programs available within the community
    • Providing support/suggestions within the daily routine of the family, and what naturally happens in the home each day
    • Providing support/suggestions for development in “natural environments” a child experiences: relative’s home, daycare, community programs, playgrounds, parks, etc.

Our team-based approach of assessment and service delivery, a transdisciplinary model, is provided in order to meet the individual needs of each child and family, within a coaching style of interaction and expertise.  Together, staff and family members, work together to coordinate and implement a plan of services based on a sharing of concerns, needs, and priorities.

Parents, family members, and primary caregivers are the “first teachers” to their children.  Allow us to assist in enhancing your natural abilities as parents and/or primary caregivers, with ideas, techniques, and strategies to achieve successful development of your child.

If you have concerns regarding your child’s development, we invite you to attend the Parent/Child Resource Center at Darcey School  (please call 203-272-9108 for schedule) or call the Child Development Infoline at 1-800-505-7000 and request an evaluation.