Helping People Live, Learn and Earn in Our Community
The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities Early Intervention (EI) Program serves more than 120 families throughout Geauga County. Early Intervention (EI) is a statewide system that provides coordinated early intervention services to parents of eligible children under the age of three with developmental delays or disabilities. EI is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings. Every family served in EI will have a local EI team that consists of a service coordinator, service providers, and your family. Your team works with you in your home or other places you and your family spend time to develop a coordinated plan called an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). You and your team will work through your IFSP plan to use your existing supports and resources—and build upon them—to learn to enhance your child’s learning and development.
Movin' With Music
This is a six week session, for children 18 months up to 3 years old, which involves music experiences including playing, moving, listening, responding and singing to music. Music is a powerful tool! It helps with our attention span, turn taking and preschool readiness skills. Music helps build relationships. It creates a bond between parent and child, child to child, and child to teacher. Music also engages a child by gaining their attention and motivating them. And most importantly music is fun. I look forward to singing with you and movin’ with music with you and your child.
Any questions or information on available times, please contact JoAnn Anselmo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440.729.9406 x1317.
Play, Learn and Grow
This is a eight week playgroup session for children 18 months to three years old and their parents or guardians. Please join us Wednesday or Thursday from 9-10:15 a.m. or 10:45 am.-12:15 p.m. for fun-filled age appropriate activities with your toddler. You and your toddler will get a chance to direct their energies into activities that strengthen their growing muscles, foster their independence, learn new songs, build language and gently encourage their creativity with craft activities.
* Parent participation is required for ages 18 months to three years.
Any questions or information, please contact PLG@geaugadd.org
or call 440.729.9406 x1705.
A Night to Shine
In honor of developmental disabilities awareness month, GCBDD is hosting “A Night to Shine.” Have fun and dress your child up as they walk the red carpet and shine! This event is for all EI program families. Each family will have a chance to win various door prizes.
For more information at the GCBDD, contact Meredith Myers, Early Intervention Manager email@example.com or 440.729.5250 ext. 1530.
Do you have concerns about your child? Making a referral is easy. To make a referral call 1.800.755.4769 or visit www.ohioearlyintervention.org and click ‘Refer Now.’