A team of child care consultants provide technical assistance to teachers for children birth to five enrolled in child care who have developmental delays, challenging social/emotional behaviors and/or special needs with the goal of successful classroom inclusion.
The program offers training and consultation to early educators and caregivers, using the CSEFEL Pyramid Model framework. Consultants assist families of participating children with developmental assessments and instructions for accessing services in the community.
Consultants guide caregivers and child care providers through the identification, evaluation and eligibility process for the North Carolina Infant Toddler Program, preschool services through the public school and/or mental health services as appropriate. Services will be provided in natural environments with an emphasis placed on delivering services within early care and education programs.