Welcome to the KC KIDS INFANT PROGRAM
We are a family-centered, relationship based early childhood program,
supporting families of children 0-3 years old who have special needs.
We provide comprehensive services to infants and their families to support children's development. We accept referrals from parents, physicians, and other agencies. KC KIDS serves southeastern Fresno County which represents over 13 different school district areas. We work collaboratively with families to create individualized programs to meet the needs of families and infants that we serve. All of our services are provided at no cost to families. Services are provided in the natural environment of the family, for many families this is their home. In addition we offer community literacy and play groups at local libraries that are open to all young children and families within that community. Special outings support families access to services within the communities they live and quality learning opportunities for young children.
Who is eligible for services?
The KC KIDS Infant program serves children, age’s birth to three, who show a significant delay in at least one area of development or have a condition with a known probability of causing a disability or delay.
Eligibility is determined by gathering medical and developmental information from the family and other sources and by completing a play-based evaluation, usually in the family’s home.
This Evaluation is done in collaboration with the Central Valley Regional Center.
Who Provides KC- KIDS Services?
- Special Education Teachers
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Speech Therapists
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Vision and Hearing Specialists
How are Services Delivered?
Once eligibility has been determined, an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed by a team, which includes the family, early intervention staff from KC Kids and other agencies.
The plan defines outcomes and services that address the family’s concerns and priorities and the child’s learning needs.
The IFSP team determines where and how services are delivered.
Services are provided in the family’s home, neighborhood and community in English and Spanish.