Andrea Lemos, Ed.D., Director
Michael Bernardis, Program Specialist
Coretta Sayers, Program Secretary
Sandra Lewis, IDP Intake Specialist
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.
The child must have a disabling medical condition, or congenital syndrome, which has a great likelihood of requiring special education in the future.
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
- Pediatric therapy
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
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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