Early Intervention offers coordinated services to infants and toddlers birth to age three who have developmental delays and disabilities. Parents play a key role in helping the early intervention team understand the strengths of their child, their dreams for their child, and where their child will receive the support needed. The Children’s Center is an agency contracted by the Western Tidewater Community Services Board to offer these services.
The Children’s Center offers pediatric therapy to infants through young adults twenty-one years of age. The Virginia Department of Health licenses the Children’s Center to provide these services within the state.
Early Care and Education
At the Texie Camp Marks Children’s Center located in Franklin and the Suffolk Children’s Center, we offer licensed child care services for children six weeks of age through the age of five. The Children’s Center seeks opportunities to serve children of different cultures, races, genders, socio-economic backgrounds, and ability levels.
Early Head Start
The Children’s Center is the grantee for the Western Tidewater Early Head Start program, which provides family-centered services to low-income pregnant women and families with children under the age of three. Early Head Start promotes the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of young children as well as supports parents’ roles as primary caregivers and educators.
Head Start promotes school readiness by serving families of economically-disadvantaged children with educational, health, nutritional, social and other services. Head Start, a program that began in 1965, engages parents in their children's learning and assists parents in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals.
Behavioral Health Services
The Children’s Center offers services to support social-emotional development and behavioral health for children and their families.
Grief Support Group
The Children’s Center offers a grief support group for parents who have lost a child.