The Children’s Integrated Services Program (or C.I.S.) brings parents and professionals together to identify areas where your child may need additional support. Your child’s team will work with you to coordinate services.

Find out general information here: http://dcf.vermont.gov/child-development/cis

Early Intervention, CIS-EIA collaborative system of early intervention services for families with children ages birth to three.  This program coordinates and provides services for infants and toddlers with medical conditions or developmental delays, or who are at risk for developing developmental delays.  These services are delivered through a family-centered, coordinated system including speech and language, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and developmental education and more.

CIS Family Support, CIS-FS:  Prenatal & postpartum support to women and families with children birth to age 6 with focus on: identification of family strengths and needs; role modeling and mentoring aimed at successful developmental of life skills to help achieve health, education, economic, personal and parenting goals; anticipatory guidance and healthy child development; and assistance with access to community supports and services.

CIS Nursing: Prenatal & postpartum support to women and families with children birth to age 6 with focus on: health promotion, prevention, and well-being; support and education during pregnancy, childbirth, parenting and role transitions; nutritional and lactation support; child growth and development; safe and healthy environments; and assisting families to connect with high quality health care and support services in their community.

Nurse Family Partnership (NFP): A nationally recognized home visiting program focused on partnering with first time mothers, ideally by the 16th week of pregnancy (no later than 28 weeks).  NFP provides support to mothers with a focus on: preventative health & prenatal practices, life coaching, health and development education and care for both mother and child up to child’s second birthday.

Early Childhood Family Mental Health, CIS-ECMH:  Provides education to families with children birth to age 6 to support their children’s social-emotional development. Consultation and case management services are provided to families with children who have challenging behaviors.  Services are also available to support childcare providers and early education programs.

Specialized Child Care Services (SPCC):  Provides a continuum of services and supports to children and families with identified specialized needs, as well as early childhood/child care providers who provide services to these children and families.  SPCC is intended to increase access to and enhance children’s success in high quality child development programs. SPCC may be provided directly to families, child care providers, or through consultation with service providers.

For more information or to make a referral to any of these programs, contact Andra Daunhauer, CIS Coordinator at (802) 685-2264 or andra@orangecountypcc.org