Child Development Screenings

710 W. Macon
Decatur, IL
62522

Early childhood education programs are provided for children prenatally to age 3. Programs include comprehensive center-based or home visiting services, parent education and socialization opportunities for families residing in Macon County. Like us on Facebook at Baby TALK Early Head Start.

217-422-9930
2121 Hubbard Ave
Decatur, IL
62526

Bright Start provides research based information, support and encouragement to families with children birth to 5 years in Macon County. Parent educators partner with parents and caregivers to realize their role as their child’s first and most influential teacher during the crucial years of birth to five. All children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential. Funded by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant (MIECHV). Services are at no cost to the parent. Services include: individualized home visits, parent groups, parent/child groups, developmental screenings, lending library, transportation, and referrals to community services.

Call 217-875-8842 or 217-872-5305.

217-875-8842
Pershing Early Learning Center
2912 N. University
Decatur, IL
62526

Early Beginnings offers home visiting, parental support, parent workshops, community referrals, and play groups. Free developmental screenings are offered for all children ages 0-5 residing in Decatur Public School District #61. Program eligibility will be determined at initial screening, which includes a parent interview. Funding provided by ISBE and DHS/MIECHV.

217-876-8329
500 E. Lake Shore Drive
Decatur, IL
62521

Early Childhood Education Program for children prenatally to age 3 that provides comprehensive center-based or home visiting services, parent education, and socialization opportunities for families residing in Macon County.

217-475-2234
2715 N. 27th Street
Independence Point
Decatur, IL
62526

Speech language screenings, evaluations, and therapy available for all ages. Physical therapy available for children ages 0-18 years. Parent’s Night Out- respite care for children with a development disability and their siblings ages 1-15 years old. Parent’s Night Out occurs once a month during the summer and three times a month during the calendar school year.

http://www.easterseals.com/ci/
217-429-1052
1221 E. Condit Street
Decatur, IL
62521

The Healthy Families Illinois (HFI) program is a home visitation program that works with expectant and first-time parents. Through intensive home visiting, HFI works to strengthen the parent/child relationship, promote positive parenting, and healthy child growth and development. Home visitors provide information on child growth, development, and safety. The program also assists parents in identifying/meeting their own educational/employment goals.

1221 E. Condit St.
Decatur, IL
62521

Programs and services offered for residents of Macon County for all ages. Family Case Management and supportive services offered for pregnant women and their children, immunization clinic for all ages, WIC program, Dental Clinic, STD counseling and testing, TB skin testing, foreign travel immunizations, Senior Services for adults age 60 and over, information, referral, and assistance for people with disabilities ages 18 and over; environmental health services, health education, and community outreach.

http://www.maconcountyhealth.org/
217-423-6988
2912 N. University
Decatur, IL
62526

Pershing Early Learning Center offers a comprehensive Preschool for All program for eligible three and four year old children and their families. Student eligibility is determined through a screening process which includes a developmental, speech and language, motor, and social assessments along with a parent interview. Each Preschool for All class has a combination of three and four year old students attending five half-days per week. Class times are 9:00 AM – 11:40 AM and 12:50 PM – 3:30 PM. Funding provided by ISBE.

217-876-8327