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Infants and Toddlers Program

Somerset County Infants & Toddlers Program
If a family or community member is concerned about the development of a child under the age of 36 months in Somerset County, they are encouraged to make a referral using the online link below.  While all children grow and develop at their own rate, some children may need some additional supports to help them achieve their best potential.  For more information about the Somerset Infants & Toddlers Program, please call 410-651-1616 or complete the referral below.  Click on the link below.
 
 

The Somerset Infants & Toddlers program is a coordinated effort by county agencies to provide early intervention services to all children under the age of three who may have a developmental delay, a disability, or a special health condition that is likely to lead to non-typical development.

All services provided at no cost to families through Somerset County Public Schools. 


The types of services depend upon the needs of the child and the family.  Once a child is found eligible for services, they will be provided in the child’s natural environment to best help the family create meaningful routines and learning opportunities throughout their everyday practices.

 

Examples include:

- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Special Instruction
- Vision and Hearing   

Anyone who has a concern about a child’s development can make a referral, including parents, pediatricians, community health nurses, and child care providers, by calling the single point of entry in Somerset County or by logging in to the online referral system. 

 

Maryland Infants and Toddlers Referral

 

If you have concerns that you would like to discuss, please call:
410-651-1616  ext. 0253

 

 

Services are provided in the child’s natural environment.  Natural environments may include places in the community such as:  
- Child’s home
- Relatives home
- Child care center or home daycare
- Libraries, recreational centers, playgrounds (if the family attends regularly and this is not a new environment for the child)
As your child goes to their regular well checks, the pediatrician is not only looking at the health of your child, but also their overall development.  If they notice a concern, they will discuss this with the family and make a referral at that time.  
Below are resources that you are able to use to help track your child’s development at home.  When children are developing, it is important to keep in mind that no two children develop at the same pace. While these guides can be used to screen possible concerns, the Infants & Toddlers team will conduct additional evaluations to determine if the individual child is eligible for services.