Early Childhood Special Education
Napa Infant Preschool Program
The Napa Infant Preschool Program (NIPP) is an Early Childhood Special Education program that provides a variety of free educational services to children from birth through five years, with suspected developmental delays and conditions which challenge their ability to learn.
Our philosophy places an emphasis on the “whole” child, using a family focused approach that engages parents as active participants in their child’s education. Through cooperative community networking and a team approach to service delivery we provide experiences and environments that address how children learn; how families can promote learning; how children make and keep friends; how children become more independent; how children play; how children talk and listen; and how children feel about themselves.
The Napa County Office of Education’s Early Childhood Services Department is proud to serve children of all abilities together in each one of our preschool classrooms. We believe that when children with special education needs are included in typical classrooms, all children involved benefit. Inclusive classrooms offer all children the benefit of learning from each other. Children learn to experience everyone’s strengths and celebrate everyone’s differences. Inclusive classrooms provide all children with the opportunity to explore and develop their unique abilities and gifts.
Our Services Include:
· Developmental assessments for eligibility and program planning
· Inclusive preschool classes
· Consultation with community preschool or childcare providers
· Individual or small group speech and language services
· Home visits
· Family involvement activities
· Parent support groups
Our Program Staff Includes:
· Early Childhood Special Education Teachers & Assistants
· Speech Therapists
· Physical Therapists
· Occupational Therapists
· School Nurse
· Family Counselor
· Vision Specialist
· Hearing Specialist
· Bilingual Support Staff
· Family Education Classes
· Coordination of Services with Other Agencies
· Transition to School-Aged Program Support
How to Refer a Child
A family may refer their child by directly contacting the Napa Infant Program or the Napa Preschool Program. Children may also be referred for services by relatives, physicians, public health nurses, California Children’s Services, North Bay Regional Center, school districts, or other educational programs.
At no charge to you, we can help answer your questions and provide the services you need for your child. It all starts with one phone call. Contact us today.
Children Birth to Three
Napa Infant Program
Children Three to Five
Napa Preschool Program