It is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides a variety of high-quality services to children with disabilities.
Yes, we provide full-time childcare for children of all abilities ages six weeks to five years old at our location in Augusta. We offer specialized services for children identified with special needs at all locations.
The Children’s Center was established in 1966 and incorporated as the Mid-State United Cerebral Palsy, Inc. in 1967. In May 1991, we incorporated as the Children’s Center – Early Intervention and Family Support, Inc.
The Children’s Center is governed by a Board of Directors, who hire and oversee an Executive Director.
Early intervention and family support in Franklin, Kennebec, and Somerset Counties.
Children have a range of diagnoses that involve developmental delays or mental health diagnoses, including Autism, Down’s Syndrome, adjustment disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Pediatricians, Child Development Services (CDS), other providers in the community, parents, caregivers, and guardians. Referrals may be submitted here.
Early Intervention refers to services provided to children ages birth to age 5 with developmental delays or mental health diagnoses.
Case management provides support for children with a developmental, behavioral, or mental health diagnosis, or who are at-risk for developing such diagnoses, through regular, in-home meetings with a Children’s Center Targeted Case Manager.
The case manager and parent or caregiver complete an assessment of the child’s and family’s needs, develop an Individual Service Plan with specific goals and objectives, make referrals to needed services, collaborate with other providers, link the child and family to resources that might be helpful, and provide support to the family by listening and sharing information as well as by advocating on the child’s behalf when appropriate.
Typically 100 children in Early Intervention and 150 children in Family Support per year.
The Center operates on fees for services, Child Development Services, MaineCare, private insurance, parent or caregiver pay, United Ways of Kennebec Valley and Mid-Maine, state grants, private grants, and private donations (businesses, service clubs, and individuals).