The Parent Coaching and Support Services program provides support for parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers with suspected developmental delays who are not eligible for publicly-funded early intervention services. Services include home visits, parent child playgroups and information about community resources.
Our parent coaches all have experience and expertise in working with families whose young children have delays or disabilities. They can help parents learn about child development, including what to expect and when to be concerned. They are knowledgeable about community resources and teach our program families how to access them.
How Does the Program Work?
Our parent coaches work with families to find ways of supporting their child’s growth and development in a wide range of areas such as communication, problem-solving, motor, daily living and social skills. The coaches partner with families to discover techniques, strategies and activities that help their child learn.
- Individual visits in the family’s home or other preferred location
- Guidance to parents on enhancing their child’s development through play and everyday activities
- Strong commitment to addressing family’s concerns, goals and individual resource needsOn-going developmental screening
Parent and Child Play Groups
- Parent-to-parent support
- Parent-child socializations in a play setting
- Brief presentations on topics of interest to the group
- Workshops for parents that focus on common parental concerns and topics of interest to them. Examples include: “Making mealtime enjoyable,” “Help your child understand and be understood” and “Learning to play – and playing to learn”
- Opportunity for parents to discuss mutual concerns and benefit from each other’s experience
Who is Eligible?
Families with children ages birth to five who have concerns about their child’s development, but are not eligible for special needs services provided through AzEIP, DDD or their local school district. Families must reside within specific zip codes. Please contact us for more information about areas served through this program.
Is There a Cost?
The Parent Coaching and Support Services program is provided at no cost to eligible families.
For more information and to determine eligibility,
please call (602) 468-3401 or email PCSS@swhd.org.
Parent Coaching and Support Services is funded by
"A child's most important developmental years are those leading up to kindergarten."
- First Things First