Birth to 3 is Wisconsin’s early intervention program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities.
The earlier a child’s developmental delays are discovered, the more opportunities there are for a child to increase skills and abilities. Our Birth to 3 Program's goal is to help children participate in their communities. In addition to the skills the child develops, the Birth to 3 Program is committed to providing services in a way that makes sense for each family. This “family centered” program recognizes the importance of parents and family in a child’s life. The early intervention team will provide ideas and techniques to help a family enhance their child’s development.
A federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), provides a framework for a comprehensive program and coordinates developmental, health and social services within the community. The Department of Health and Family Services oversees the Birth to 3 Program in Wisconsin.