Early Childhood/Intervention

Early Childhood/Intervention

Programs

Early Development Center
Early Development Center
Description

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. 

Early Development Center

1985 Main Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01104

(413) 304-2942

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Early Intervention
Early Intervention
Description

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.

 

Referral Information

Referrals can be made by parents, family members, pediatricians, neighborhood health centers, hospitals, childcare providers, or social service agencies.

To make a referral call (413) 304-2942

OR

Click here to download the referral form and send to early.intervention@bhninc.org 

395 Liberty Street

395 Liberty Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01104

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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Description

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.