The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) treated students and families to an evening of fun at the third annual Harvest Carnival on October 17. The event, presented by SCOE's Infant Development Department staff and volunteers, was held at the Hiram Johnson Family Education Center in Sacramento. More than 200 children and adults enjoyed dinner and a magic show, as well as carnival games adapted for children with disabilities.
SCOE's Infant Development Program provides individualized instruction and therapy for children with developmental disabilities. Currently, 275 children from birth through three years of age participate with their parents in the Infant Development Program.
A team of professionals (teacher, nurse, speech therapist, pediatric therapists, and infant educators) provides early intervention services in the home. Services include assessment, family support, and specialized instruction to meet the individual needs of children and families. The Infant Program also provides a parent support group, parent classes, and family get-togethers.