Young children enrolled in the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Infant Development Program enjoyed an evening of fun and enrichment activities on October 17 at the Eighth Annual Harvest Carnival.
The event, held at Hiram Johnson High School, was presented by staff and volunteers of the SCOE Infant Development Program with assistance from community supporters. Close to 400 students, siblings, and family members attended. Children enjoyed games and handicrafts adapted for their special education needs, as well as live music performed by former student Jared Suitor and dinner catered by Chevy's Gold River.
The SCOE 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—teachers, nurses, speech therapists, pediatric therapists, and infant educators. Services include assessment, family support, and specialized instruction to meet the individual needs of each child and family.
SCOE's Infant Development Program also coordinates 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 more information about the Infant Development Program and its services, call (916) 277-5900, ext. 1132.