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Early Start Program

Welcome to the Early Start Program!

Our program focuses on families with Deaf babies ages birth to 3 years old. We provide them with the most up-to-date information and resources they need to maximize their child’s overall development. During home visits, we support positive adult/child interactions. 

Research has shown that adult family member(s) and child interactions are affected by the family’s sense of social support and well-being (Koester & McCray, 2011: Meadows-Orlans & Steinberg, 2004).  Implementing evidenced based practices and using ASL/English bilingual model, we support families in their journey of raising a Deaf child.  Services include home visits, playgroups, ASL classes and evening workshops.