BHN’s Early Development Center promotes the overall development and wellbeing of children under 3 years old. The center offers playgroups, both for those enrolled in BHN’s Early Intervention program and for children in the community. The center also offers weekly support groups for parents.
BHN’s Early Development Center offers:
A safe play area with lots of fun activities for motor skill development
Sensory equipment including a sensory swing and a sensory table
Arts and crafts activities
Music and movement groups
Sensory/motor groups facilitated by a Licensed Occupational Therapist/Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Preschool readiness groups that improve children’s social and emotional development
Weekly parent support groups
Skilled Early Intervention therapists plan and oversee all playgroups. Groups are offered weekly.
The Early Intervention Program at Behavioral Health Network serves children between the ages of birth and three years of age for whom there are developmental concerns due to identified disabilities, or whose typical development is at risk due to certain birth or environmental factors. Services are provided in the family home and are certified by the Department of Public Health.
This program is for:
Parents who have concerns about their baby’s development; soothing; bonding; nursing/feeding; sleeping; sibling jealousy; or are feeling depressed, tired or isolated
Families living in the communities of Springfield, Wilbraham, Hampden, East Longmeadow and Longmeadow
Children birth to age 3
Services are available to all families regardless of insurance coverage.
A service that provides support and guidance to childcare programs, teachers, and families to address the needs of children with challenging behaviors, mental health disorders, developmental delays, and/or those at risk of suspension or expulsion.