Birth to Three Services

In Nebraska, the birth to three program is referred to as the Early Development Network.  Birth to three services are provided free of charge to any family with a child birth to three years of age who has a developmental delay according to Nebraska Department of Education Rule 51. A Services Coordinator is assigned to each family to help them through the process and link them with needed resources. The assessment and evaluation process determines if the child is eligible for the program and all areas of the child's development are considered.  Specialists invovled during the process may include an audiologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, special education teacher, speech-language pathologist, teacher of the hearing impaired and a vision consultant. If the child qualifies for services an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meeting is held to formulate a plan that addresses the families concerns and priorities and is based on the child and family'strengths. This plan also identifies the type and amount of services the child will receive.

The ESU #3 Birth to Three Program provides services to children in the following districts: Arlington, Bennington, Blair, Conestoga, DC West, Elkhorn, Elmwood Murdock, Fort Calhoun, Gretna, Louisville, Millard, Papillion LaVista, Plattsmouth, Ralston, Springfield Platteview and Weeping Water. To Contact Us Please call Mona Pfeifer at 402-597-4936 or 1-800-593-3198 Fax: 1-402-339-1411