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Developing Dreams:... Early Intervention Program at the James L. Maher Center promotes the growth and development of children birth to three years old while providing support to their families. We believe that each child is unique in his/her learning abilities. Our program will help your child develop and learn by providing caring support from our professionals working together with you.

The goal of the program for children found eligible is to identify and work with developmental concerns early, so that children can develop to their fullest abilities. The Early Intervention Program is a state/federal program that is offered at no cost to families. Services are billed to public or private insurance. No insurance, no problem! Our staff can assist you with insurance coverage issues.

Developing Dreams Early Intervention program will work along side of you and your child in your home, daycare, community settings and playgroups to help your child use appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.

How Developing Dreams can help your family?

Early Intervention builds on the vision that all children should actively and successfully participate in their family routines, early childhood activities, and community settings.

Early Intervention will provide comprehensive evaluations to assess speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, learning skills and behaviors.

Our team of Educators, therapists, social workers and nutritionist will support families to:

*Understand your children’s strengths, abilities and needs

*Empower you to know your rights and effectively communicate your child’s needs

*Coach you to help your child develop and learn in their daily routines

*Support and assist you to be able to access services and activities in your communities

Children who are eligible will receive a free Developmental Learning Kit to practice strategies to enhance skills coached by our Early Childhood Educators and team.

Where is Developing Dreams available?
Developing Dreams: Early Intervention Program services:

Barrington, Bristol, Charlestown, East Providence, East Greenwich, Jamestown, Little Compton,Middletown, Narragansett, Newport,  North Kingstown, Portsmouth, South Kingstown, Tiverton, Warren, West Greenwich

Our goal is to make sure every child in the state gets the services they need in order to succeed.

We all have dreams for our children and they have dreams too. Developing Dreams:Early Intervention Program is here to help you and your child reach them!

Have more questions? Contact Us!
If you're concerned or have general questions about your child's development or want to learn more about our Early Intervention program, please contact:

Debbie Shears, Director, Early Intervention, (401) 848-2660, deborahs@mahercenter.org

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