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About Us

Little red-headed girlEarly Childhood CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education services to infants, toddlers and preschool children in Lane County. Over 1600 children with developmental delays or disabilities are served each year.

Early Childhood CARES services include parent consultation, parent-toddler groups, specialized preschools, consultation to children in community preschools or child care, and speech, physical or occupational therapy.

Our staff are licensed professionals with specializations in the areas of early intervention/early childhood special education, speech therapy, physical therapy, autism and behavior.

Little boy playing with red paing Early Childhood CARES is part of the College of Education at the University of Oregon and a subcontractor of Lane Education Service District (ESD). We are funded by the Oregon Department of Education with state and federal dollars.

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