Early Intervention

We Care bases all its programs and services on the science of early intervention. For children with developmental delays or emotional / behavioral struggles, early intervention is the most effective way to help improve their well-being and opportunities for healthy and successful lives. We know that a safe and supportive environment allows children to be more resilient, and focus on learning and growth.

Why is Early Intervention So Important?

  • Early intervention is critical because neural circuits, which create the foundation for learning, behavior and health, are most flexible or “plastic” during the first three years of life. Over time, they become increasingly difficult to change.
  • Early social / emotional development and physical health provide the base upon which cognitive and language skills develop.
  • Early intervention focuses on helping children learn the basic and brand-new skills that typically develop during their first three years, such as:
    • Language development (talking, listening, understanding)
    • Self-help (eating, dressing)
    • Social / emotional (playing, feeling secure, happy)
    • Physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, walking)
    • Cognitive (thinking, learning, solving problems)
  • Treatment, support and education programs, like those We Care provides, are crucial for children experiencing trauma and adversity or those with developmental delays.
  • Creating healthy environments and experiences from the start is significantly easier, more beneficial, and cost-effective than trying to fix the negative impact later.
  • High-quality early intervention services can change a child’s developmental trajectory, and improve outcomes for children, families and their communities.