The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities hosted their annual Early Intervention Holiday Party on Monday, Dec. 10, with a special visit from Santa Claus.
Families had the opportunity to create holiday crafts, enjoy punch and cookies and visit with other families in the program. The Smile Express Program also gave complimentary tooth brushes and educated families on oral health of young children.
Early Intervention is a family centered program for children birth to age three who are eligible based upon diagnosed or established developmental delay or disability. The first three years of life are the most critical in a child’s development. There are typical signs of growth and development, and each child learns and grows differently. Parents are often the first to notice when their child is not learning or growing like other infants and toddlers. Sometimes, as they grow, children may have trouble seeing, hearing, talking, walking or have other special needs. That’s when Early Intervention can help.
If you have questions about a child’s growth and development, contact Early Intervention at the Ottawa County Board of DD at 567-262-3141.