Easterseals North Georgia’s Early Childhood Development Centers respond to the needs and concerns of parents with children of all abilities.
We are the largest provider of Inclusive Early Education and Care services to children ages 6 weeks to five years in Georgia. Currently, we provide services to over 1500 children in 12 locations in metro Atlanta and Northeast Georgia. The purpose of the Early Education and Care focus is that children will start school ready to learn and be prepared for success; Parents will be their child’s first and most important teacher and advocate and parents will move towards self-sufficiency.
Featuring safe and caring environments, state-of-the-art tools and programs, individualized learning plans, highly qualified teachers, low child-adult ratios, low staff turnover, and active parent-centered partnerships, Easterseals North Georgia facilities are designed to provide young children with the optimal environment for successful learning and development. Comprehensive services include; early education, nutrition, disability, medical, dental and social services. More than 95% of the children served are living in poverty, 30% have a disability and approximately 40% of the children are English language learners.
Child Development Centers
In our 14 child development centers (located in metropolitan Atlanta and Northeast Georgia), children of all abilities learn in an inclusive and supportive program. ESNG's child development centers provide:
- high-quality, early education in state-of-the-art centers for children with and without disabilities in developmentally appropriate settings
- screening, evaluation, and treatment for children with disabilities or who may be at risk of developmental delays, plus education and support for their parents, family members, and caregivers
- mental health screening and treatment for children through the innovative "The Incredible Years"
- health services, including examinations and treatments
- social, human, and support services to the families of enrolled children
Early Intervention Services
Upon referral from a pediatrician, social worker, parent, teacher, childcare provider or other pediatric clinicians, our early intervention services provide a developmental evaluation to determine whether children are eligible due to developmental delays or disabilities. We provide services using a team approach. A highly skilled team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, special instructors and others work together with the child and the family to provide direct intervention services, training, resources, and referrals in the community that meets the family's needs and benefits the child's development.
Champions for Children
Designed to primarily assist children and their families who do not meet the eligibility requirements for the TEFRA/Katie Beckett Medicaid program, Champions for Children provides direct financial assistance and support services for Georgia's medically fragile and special needs children and their families.
Make the First Five Count
Easter Seals created the Make the First Five Count program to raise awareness for kids at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. MaketheFirstFiveCount.org offers a free, online screening tool for parents to track their child's developmental milestones.
Contact us to learn more about Easter Seals' services.