Birth to 3

What is Birth to 3?

Birth to 3 provides in-home therapy and education to Forest/Oneida/Vilas County families who have a child under the age of 3 and who might have developmental concerns. Birth to 3 is a voluntary service provided to families with children under the age of three, with little to no cost to them.  Families may have questions regarding child development, and the tri-county Birth to 3 team can answer those questions. The goal of tri-county Birth to 3 program is to provide support and guidance to parents and other caregivers through the primary coach approach, that will help their child’s daily routines and activities in a way that will promote optimal growth and development within the environment they are most comfortable. 

Wisconsin’s Birth to 3 Mission Statement

The Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program is committed to serving children under the age of 3 with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. We value the family’s primary relationship with their child and work in partnership with the family. We work to enhance the child’s development and support the family’s knowledge, skills and abilities as they interact with and raise their child.

 

For more information on Birth to 3: 

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/birthto3/index.htm

Who is Eligible? 

Eligibility is not based on income and there are no waiting lists. 

 

Children must have a significant developmental delay of at least 25% in any one area of development determined though evaluation done by members of the Early Intervention Team or diagnosis with a high probability of developmental delay or atypical development.  Eligibility is a team decision. Parents are included as a member of the Early Intervention Team. 

 

If your child does not qualify for Birth to Three, the team will provide you with local resources that allow you to provide child with developmental opportunities. 

How do families get connected with the Birth to 3 Program? 

Families are typically referred by their child’s pediatrician, but anyone can refer a child to the program.  

 

A referral is then sent to tri-county Birth to 3 program and a member of the team will contact you to gather additional information and to schedule a developmental screening and being assessing the child and family’s strengths.  

 

If you are concerned about your child’s development and would like to make a referral, you can either call us at 715.369.2215, send a fax to 715.369.2216, or email the referral to kv@thehumanservicecenter.org.