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Families Celebrate at SCOE Infant Development Program Harvest Carnival

Children Enjoy Games Adapted for Their Special Needs

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Young children enrolled in the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Infant Development Program enjoyed an evening of fun and enrichment activities October 19 at the Seventh Annual Harvest Carnival.

Close to 300 students, siblings and parents attended the annual event, which took place during the evening at Hiram Johnson High School, adjacent to the Hiram Johnson Family Education Center. Children enjoyed games and handicrafts adapted for their special education needs. Entertainment included live music and clown performances.

The Harvest Carnival was presented by staff and volunteers of the SCOE Infant Development Program with assistance from community supporters.

The Infant Development Program provides individualized instruction and therapy for infants and toddlers with speech, hearing, vision and movement disabilities. Each child receives comprehensive early intervention services in his or her home from a team of SCOE professionals: teacher, nurse, speech therapist, pediatric therapists, and infant educators. Services include assessment, family support, and specialized instruction to meet the individual needs of every child and family.

SCOE's Infant Development Program also provides parent support groups, parent classes, and family get-togethers. Approximately 300 children from birth to age three participate in the program with their parents throughout Sacramento County. The Infant Development Program is operated by the Special Education Department of the Sacramento County Office of Education.

For additional information about the Infant Development Program and its services, call (916) 277-5900, ext. 3.

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