Infant Development Program


The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Infant Development Program (IDP) provides services to eligible children, from birth through 36 months of age, who have delays in one or more areas of development. Launched county-wide in 1976, this respected SCOE program provides free educational opportunities at home and in the community.

Families have the most important influence on the growth and development of a child. IDP partners with families to build on current strengths and abilities, work on challenges, and create a plan to identify specific opportunities during daily routines to support their child’s development.

Visits with families in their homes and in the community provide the opportunity for IDP staff to get to know them and their child. The staff works with families to recognize their child’s current abilities and identify specific opportunities to support his or her development.

Through play and parent education, IDP helps families discover teachable moments within the context of everyday routines and activities. Staff work to achieve selected outcomes based on family priorities.

Program Referrals

  • Request to Refer a Child—complete this form to be contacted about referring an eligible child to the Infant Development Program