Birth to 3

Birth to 3 is an early intervention program for all children from birth to 36 months (3 years) who have a diagnosed disability, move in ways that are not typical, or show a big delay in development.

 

The early intervention team will evaluate your child's:

 

  • Cognitive Development (ability to learn)
  • Sensorimotor Development (move, see, hear)
  • Speech and Language Development (able to understand others and make own needs known)
  • Adaptive Development (daily tasks such as dressing, playing, brushing teeth)

 

The Birth to 3 staff strives to help the family understand and be a part of the evaluation process. The services and support a child and family receive are based on their needs.

 

If you have concerns about your child's growth, development or learning we encourage you to call the Polk County Birth to 3 Early Intervention Program for a FREE screening at 715-485-8585.

 

Click here for a referral form for the Birth to 3 Program.

 

What services and support may be available

What will this cost

Why are Birth to 3 services important

What to look for

Who can make a referral

Links for more information

 

Additional Resources:

 

Wisconsin’s Birth to 3 Program includes resources on services, supports, transitions, health, financial, child care, condition-specific and your rights as parents.

Go to: http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/birthto3/familyres.php  

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” initiative includes resources on milestones checklist and parenting tips. 

Go to: www.actearly.wisc.edu   Information is also available in Spanish. 

 

ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families includes resources on behavior, development, child care and school readiness.

Go to: http://www.zerotothree.org/  

 

Autism Speaks includes resources on Autism Spectrum Disorder, signs of autism and resources available to children with autism and their families. 

Go to: www.autismspeaks.org/  



 

Staff - Contact us:

 

Hours:

Monday-Friday

8:30am-4:30pm

Closed on Holidays

 

Address:

Polk County Health Department 

100 Polk County Plaza
Suite 180
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

 

Phone:

715-485-8500

 

After Hours Emergency Phone Number:  Call 715-485-8300 or 911 in an Emergency to report:

  • Public Health Emergencies
  • Communicable Disease Outbreaks
  • Environmental Health Hazards
  • Bioterrorism Incidents

Why does the Polk County Health Department (PCHD) need this information?  The Polk County Health Department is required by law to report and investigate events that may affect the public's health.  This is why it is important for us to hear from you when you suspect an uncommon illness or event.  To learn more about the health department's requirements, please click here.

 

Websites

 

Community Services Division

 

Behavioral Health Department

 

Children and Families Dept

 

Polk County Wisconsin

 

Healthy Polk County

 

W3TFL

 

 

Community Health Improvement Processes

 

www.healthypeople.gov/2020

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