The early years of a child’s life are the most important. From ages birth to 3, rapid learning and brain development takes place. The Infant Learning Program, also known as ILP, is a family-centered program for children ages birth to three years who may have disabilities, delays or challenges in one or more areas of development.
The child’s family and TCC Developmental Specialists work as partners to evaluate the child’s development, create a plan for services, provide specialized instruction, and assist in locating other services if necessary. We believe that parents are the most important people in stimulating a child’s development.
Services We OfferWe offer the following services to families with children 0-3 years of age who live in the Tanana Chiefs Conference region:
- Developmental screening and evaluation
- Hearing and vision screening
- Family service coordination
- Developmental Services: physical, occupational, and speech/language therapy
TCC Developmental Specialists
A TCC Developmental Specialist will assist you with the screening and evaluation. If your child’s screenings show concern regarding your child’s development, a Developmental Specialist will help you and your family develop an individual plan of services for your child.
Parents or other caregivers can use the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) to track their child’s development and find out if they are meeting their developmental milestones on time or if there is a delay. The questionnaires are quick and easy to fill out and can provide valuable information about your child’s developmental progress.
- ASQ-3: This tool is available to families with children 0-3 years of age who live in the Tanana Chiefs Conference region. We encourage families in our region to use this free online resource to periodically screen, and possibly identify delays for all children 0-3 years of age. TCC’s ILP will notify you within 2 weeks if the online ASQ results show concern about your child’s development. If no concerns are found, TCC’s ILP will not contact you.
- CDC: Learn the Signs. Act Early
- Zero to Three: Parenting
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
- Special Education Service Agency
- Alaska Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
The ILP program works under and receives funding through the State of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services; Infant Learning Program. www.hss.state.ak.us/ocs/infantlearning