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Aiko & Egor App: Animation 4 Autism
Research-based, early intervention, social communication and play skills app created for children with Autism with simplified animation and language. Developed by See Beneath, Inc., a local nonprofit.

All Kids Academy Head Start
Qualifying families receive experienced preschool education with nutritious meals, snacks and family support services.
620 W Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
619-270-7009 x7053

The Arc of San Diego
Provides family-centered early intervention services for children 0-3 with developmental delays or who are at-risk for delay. Helps kids learn through play-based activities that help meet developmental milestones.

3030 Market St.
SD, 92102

Baby Moves Early Intervention Program
In-home services for children from birth to age 3 provided by a multi-disciplinary team—physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech and language pathologist, and infant development specialist.

Beginnings Infant Development Program
Provides in-home early childhood intervention services (ages 0-3) and parent training. Bilingual (Spanish).
La Jolla, CA
619-238-0105; 760-855-2211

Birthline of San Diego
Pregnancy and support services including maternity clothes, diapers, baby clothes and referrals for medical insurance and care.
3660 Clairemont Dr. #4
SD, 92117
1220 Third Ave. #1
Chula Vista, CA 91911

A bundling system that works around G-tubes and medical equipment.

California Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Food resources for pregnant and nursing mothers and children ages 0-5. Also offers specialized formulas, education, counseling, breastfeeding support and nutrition education.
Multiple locations

Child Development Associates (CDA) Child Care, Food and Preschool Programs
Inclusive preschool for low-income children (ages 3-5), Child Care Food Program (including parent education and a stipend for nutritious meals) and Alternative Payment Childcare Program, site-based and in-home for eligible families with kids 0-12. Central San Diego and South Bay.

Diaper Bank Program
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank partners with eight nonprofits to distribute diapers throughout the county. Each location may have different eligibility criteria to receive diapers.
Multiple locations

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
Webinars, calendar of events and statistical information for children ages 0-3.

Escondido Community Child Development Center
Preschool counseling and parent education center.
819 W Ninth Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025

Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC)
California Early Start and PRRS Point of Entry. Teams of service coordinators, healthcare providers, early intervention specialists, therapists, and parent resource specialists can evaluate and assess an infant or toddler and provide appropriate early intervention services.
9245 Sky Park Ct. #130
SD, 92123

Family Health Centers of San Diego
FHC healthcare professionals provide developmental screenings, assessments and early intervention for children birth-3 years old at multiple locations in San Diego.

First 5 San Diego
Healthy development checkups, dental services, kits for new parents, and other resources for children ages 0–5 and their families. First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of children—from the prenatal stage through age 5.

Head Start-Neighborhood House Association
Early childhood education program that provides services to children 0-5 and their families. Priority is given to families who are low income and/or homeless, foster children and children with disabilities.
5660 Copley Dr., SD, 92111

Healthy Development Services
Offers developmental screenings, assessments and therapy to promote healthy development in children (up to 5 years old) in East County.
1234 Broadway
El Cajon, CA 92021

Home of Guiding Hands Early Intervention Program
Credentialed teachers partner with parents to provide 1:1 intervention for children ages 0-3 with developmental delays and/or disabilities. Free to families enrolled in the CA Early Start program through San Diego Regional Center.
1908 Friendship Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92020

Hope Infant Family Support Program, San Diego County Office of Education
This public, special education program offers services to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families.
858-292-3801 (Director)
800-281-8252 (EFRC referral)

I Can Play!
Teaches flexibility, communication, empathy, problem solving, engagement, organization, creative thinking, self-reliance and self-confidence through natural play settings for children ages 2-8.
SD, 92126

Infant Autism Spectrum Study: The Mind, Experience & Perception Lab
Research program committed to better understanding brain and behavioral development in ASD. Currently seeking 1-month to 18-month-old baby siblings of children with ASD for participation in a series of visual, neural and behavioral development through 3 years of age. The assessments are designed to aid in identifying early indicators of Autism.
9500 Gilman Dr. #109
La Jolla, CA 92093

Infant Development Association of California
Dedicated to educating the parents and care providers of children 0-3 and advocating for these children.
Sacramento, CA

JCC’s Nierman Preschool
Play-based, inclusive and nurturing learning environment that utilizes emergent curriculum, is based on the Sheva Jewish lenses, and focuses on children’s interests and learning needs. Specially-designed bathrooms, outdoor playground, special toddler play yard, outdoor amphitheater, kitchen and STEAM lab.
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Lifetime Women’s Healthcare
Complete women’s healthcare including high risk pregnancy management. Dedicated to ensuring infant health by supporting mom through pregnancy with 3D/4D ultrasounds.
752 Medical Center Ct. #106
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Little Language Ambassadors
(See listing under Education)

March of Dimes
Committed to improving the health and welfare of pregnant women, premature babies and infants with birth defects through education and health advocacy.
9325 Sky Park Ct. #250
SD, 92123

Milestone Pediatric Therapy
(See listing under Occupational Therapy)

Miracle Babies
Provides financial and emotional support to families with children in the NICU.
8745 Aero Dr. #308, SD, 92123

Mission Valley Library Storytime
Inclusive storytimes for babies, toddlers or preschoolers that promote literacy through books, song, baby sign and play.
2123 Fenton Pkwy.
SD, 92108

This service, provided by nonprofit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, offers evidence-based information to mothers, healthcare professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

My Child Without Limits
Early intervention resource for families of children ages 0-5 with developmental delays or disabilities, and professionals looking for a single, trusted source of information that relates to their needs.

Nutrition in Bloom
Learn about key nutrients for baby’s development, what foods to select at each age, and strategies as you introduce solids.
3330 Fourth Ave.
SD, 92103

Rady Children’s High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Clinic
Provides evaluation of the growth and development of infants and young children who are at risk for neurologic problems or developmental delays because of premature birth, low birth weight or other problems at birth.

Multiple locations

Rady Children’s Hospital – KidSTART
(See listing under Assessment)

Reformation Lutheran Preschool
Inclusive preschool (ages 2.5 to 5) focused on improving gross and fine motor skills and social skills through structured play and academics. Christian themes are discussed. Before and afterschool childcare is available.
4670 Mt. Abernathy Ave.
SD, 92117

Safe to Sleep Campaign
Campaign focused on heightening awareness among parents, healthcare providers and other caregivers about the benefits of placing a baby to sleep on his back to avoid SIDS and related infant hazards.

San Diego Regional Center (SDRC)
As part of the Early Start Program, provides free assessments to infants and toddlers with a suspected or diagnosed developmental delay so that eligible children and families can obtain therapeutic, early intervention services in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

4355 Ruffin Rd. #200
SD, 92123

Shalom Baby
Program celebrates the arrival of Jewish newborns into affiliated, non-affiliated, and interfaith families and welcomes them to the San Diego Jewish community through gift baskets, playgroups, social events, holiday celebrations, and resources. Specialized programs for literacy, infant massage, redirecting behavior and getting children to sleep.
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Spanish Infant/Toddler Support Group, Baby/Toddler and Me Playgroups
A weekly playgroup and learning time for children ages 0-3 with special needs and their typical siblings; a support group for parents of children ages 0-3 with SDUSD staff childcare.
Cherokee Point Elementary
3735 38th St., SD, 92103
Parent Group: Guadalupe Galindo
858-272-9641 x156

Stars Therapy Services
(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)

Texting service designed to promote healthy pregnancies through a child’s first year. Sign up based on due date to receive three free text messages per week about promoting healthy tendencies, meeting developmental benchmarks and more.

Together We Grow
Pediatric day healthcare facility and school provides an inclusive preschool setting for children with or without special needs and their siblings. Funding for qualifying families.
2120 Thibodo Rd.
Vista, CA 92081
5055 Viewridge Ave.
SD, 92123

Zero to Three
Provides resources parents need to build healthy relationships with infants and toddlers, and that professionals need to grow skills
and become advocates for change.
Washington, DC

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