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Early Intervention Services

eiWhile children grow and change at their own rate, some children may experience delays in their development. Sometimes this can be a cause for concern, but Early Intervention Services can help!

Danville Child Development Center has been serving children ages birth to three years in the early intervention community since March 1974. Working as a team, our therapists, special instructors and service coordinator plan and deliver the best services possible for your child in the setting of your choice.

DCDC provides the following early intervention services:

  • Special Instruction (Teacher)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

What is Early Intervention?

Early intervention is a system of services that helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Early intervention focuses on helping eligible babies and toddlers learn the basic and brand-new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life, such as:

  • physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking);
  • cognitive (thinking, learning, solving problems);
  • communication (talking, listening, understanding);
  • social/emotional (playing, feeling secure and happy); and
  • self-help (eating, dressing).

Who is eligible?

Your child will participate in a play-based evaluation to determine if they are eligible for services. Infants and toddlers, ages birth-3, who are determined to have special needs due to a developmental delay or diagnosis are then eligible to receive Early Intervention Services. These services are free and have no income guidelines.

How does it work?

We come to you.

Children are seen in their natural environments, which might be your home, a relative’s home, or a child care center. We also want to support our client’s development out in the community, and can arrange to have sessions on parks, at playgrounds, in stores, during medical appointments, and so on.

Why choose DCDC?

Our therapists and specials instructors provide high quality services which include coaching families in the best ways to support their child’s development. Through play, daily activities and routines, we work with families and/or caregivers to facilitate the child’s growth in ways that are meaningful and appropriate for their stage of development.

Our model of teamwork provides additional supports to children and families. By working together and sharing knowledge, experience and best practices, we are committed to providing the very best services to your child. And DCDC’s EI team is committed to ongoing professional development and training to deliver up-to-date treatment and services.

With the resources and connections of Danville Child Development Center, community networking and socialization opportunities with organizations such as the YMCA, Children’s Museum, and play groups are available to our EI families.


Our Team

Special Instruction

  • Sherrill Miller
    Special Instruction
  • Megan Daugherty
    Special Instruction

Speech Therapy

  • Angela Lannan
    Speech Therapy
  • Wendy Woolcock
    Speech Therapy

Physical Therapy

  • Emily ‘Todd’ Hopkins
    Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

  • Megan Carr
    Occupational Therapy
  • Kelly Renno
    Occupational Therapy