Sooner We Start, the Farther Theyll Go.
Every child is unique growth and development happen differently
for every child. The developmental milestones chart linked above shows
what typical growth and development look like. Child and Family Connections
(CFC) is a State of Illinois program that provides free evaluations
for children age birth through 35 months no matter what your
income level or insurance status is. If you have any questions about
your childs growth or development, please call CFC.
other parents with concerns about their childs development to
speak with their health care or child care professional and to contact
Child and Family Connections. The earlier a delay or disability is
identified, the better the chance that intervention services can help
a child reach his or her potential.
888-329-0633 toll-free number
815-937-3847 to contact the Kankakee office directly
815-730-2617 for Spanish
Early Intervention Information can be found on the Department of Human
Services website at: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=31183
eligibility is determined at an Initial Evaluation Meeting. To qualify
for ongoing therapy, your child must be experiencing a delay or have
a major medical diagnosis that puts them at risk for developing a
delay. CFC connects your family with early intervention credentialed
therapists in the area to provide therapy to your child in his/her
natural environment. Evaluations and therapy sessions can occur in
your home. Communications will occur in your (the parents) native
language or mode of communication, unless it is not possible, or an
interpreter is present.