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Sacramento County Office of Education Sacramento County Office of Education

Infant Development Program

​Special Education

Primary Contacts​​​

Andrea Lemos, Ed.D., Director
(916) 228-2381

Michael Bernardis, Program Specialist
(916) 228-2517
mbernardis@scoe.net

Coretta Sayers, Program Secretary
(916) 228-2511
csayers@scoe.net

Sandra Lewis, IDP Intake Specialist
(916) 228-2514
idpreferral@scoe.net


The program serves infants and toddlers, birth to 36 months of age, whose progress is delayed in one or more of these areas:

  • Motor development
  • Language development
  • Social/emotional development
  • Cognitive (problem solving) development

To be eligible:

The child must have a 33% delay in one developmental area before 24 months of age, or, at 24 months of age or older, either a delay of 50% in one developmental area or a 33% delay in two or more developmental areas.

—OR—

The child must have a disabling medical condition, or congenital syndrome, which has a great likelihood of requiring special education in the future.

Participants​​​

The Infant Development programs serve students birth to three years. In a given month, staff members serve 287 students—within a one-year period, over 550 students.

The Infant Development Program has 45 staff members. Program staff members are infant educators from diverse backgrounds in:

  • Special education
  • Nursing
  • Pediatric therapy
  • Language
  • Hearing
  • Vision

Services are located throughout Sacramento County. Referrals may be made by anyone, parent or professional. Call the Infant Program intake number at (916) 277-5900. Enrollment steps include:

  • Parent interview
  • Assessment by a transdisciplinary team
  • Group development of an Individualized Family Service Plan

​​Publications and Materials


Partners​​

The Infant Development Program is part of the Sacramento County Office of Education, Special Education Department. Funding is provided through State and Federal monies; there is no charge to families for services. The IDP has contractual agreements with Alta California Regional Center, the WarmLine Family Resource Center, Early Head Start, and the California Department of Education.


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