The need for affordable, quality child care is great and growing.
Studies by the American Academy of Pediatrics have confirmed that a child’s brain structure is influenced significantly by their environment and experiences during the first few years of life.
Easterseals is working to create a world where:
Our Child Development Center Network is the largest provider of inclusive child care in the United States. Easterseals serves thousands of young children and their families in a setting where children with disabilities and special needs comprise 25 percent of enrollment.
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Early intervention services help young children with disabilities achieve their goals in cognitive, social/emotional, communicative, adaptive and physical development.
Services may include occupational therapy to help an infant learn to hold her bottle, physical therapy to help her learn to roll over, or speech therapy to help her learn to eat. Most early intervention services take place in the home or, in the case of working parents, at child care facilities in the local community.
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After searching for answers and the right services for her new baby born with Down syndrome, this mom found just what she was looking for at Easterseals. Read Adelia's story
Jalea, a child with spina bifida, learns, plays, and reaches milestones at her local Easterseals child development center. Read more about the exciting milestones Jalea is reaching at school.
Haven was born with significant delays due to complications at birth. Today, she is a thriving, joyful, and energetic kid. Read more about how Easterseals was there for Haven from the very beginning.
Brothers Colson and Andersen were born a year apart, both prematurely. With the help of Easterseals early intervention services, their mom was able to get them the support they needed right away. Read Colson and Andersen's story
Maggie was diagnosed with trisomy 8 mosaicism shortly after birth, leaving her family feeling uncertainty. When Easterseals came into the picture, Maggie got the assistance she needed to grow into the kid she is today. Read Maggie's story