Health Services – Infants and Toddlers
The Infants and Toddlers Program, also known as Birth Through Five, is a collaboration between the Carroll County Health Department and the Carroll County Public Schools. This is an early intervention program that is accessed through the referral line at Carroll County Public Schools rather than through the health department. (Note: Parents can make a referral to the program. You do not need a doctor to make the referral for you.)
With the Infants and Toddlers program, registered nurses visit high-risk babies and toddlers in their homes. High-risk babies and toddlers include premature babies, babies exposed to alcohol and drugs, and others at risk of developmental problems.
The nurses assess each infant or toddler’s development and monitor their health and how it impacts their development. Nurses give suggestions and resource information and help the caregiver or parent to aid in the child’s development. This is called a parent coaching model.
The nurses also bring in other services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, feeding helps, speech therapy, and special educators as needed for the child per family consent. These services are also offered in the educational/parent coaching model rather than in the medical model.
For more information on program qualifications and services, or to schedule an evaluation, please call Carroll County Public Schools at 410-876-4437 or visit the Birth Through Five program webpage.