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Parents, child care providers, grandparents, educators and other caregivers.

Birth to Three

Eligibility is based on a diagnosed disability or 25% delay in one or more areas of development. The earlier a child’s developmental delays are discovered, the more opportunities there are for a child to increase skills and abilities. The goal is to help children participate in their communities.

If you have a question or concern about your child’s development, you may request an evaluation free of charge to your family. Our evaluation team will assess your child’s ability to learn, move, communicate, respond to and relate with others, eat, dress, and care for daily living needs. If the child is eligible for the program, the service coordinator works with the family to see that the family and their child receive the services and supports they need within the family’s natural environment.

Guiding principles

Early intervention enhances the development of children.

See the Center for Disease Control Developmental Milestone Guide for more information

How to make a referral

If you would like to make a referral to the Birth to 3 Program for an evaluation or would just like to talk with a service coordinator about the program contact us at (608) 784-1035.

If you don’t live in La Crosse County, please visit Wisconsin First Step or call Wisconsin First Step at 1-800-642-7837 to find out whom to contact in your county.

Click to view our one minute video about the La Crosse County Birth to Three program.