Chesapeake Baby Care-Benefits of being a BabyCare parent go farther than just basic needs for you and your baby. Our registered nurses come to you with resources, personal support and experienced care in-home, online, by text and phone from pregnancy until your baby is two years old. The programs ensure that comprehensive services, benefits programs and a variety of community resources are identified that improve the quality of life for both parents and children.
If you become a BabyCare Family, you could also receive a FREE car seat! Call 382-8652 or E-mail ChesapeakeBabyCare@vdh.virginia.gov to register!
Safe Sleep Classes teaches new parents the importance of babies sleeping the ABC's. Alone, on their Back and in a Crib. Find class information here.
Parents in Need offers assistance to families during challenging times. Visit website for more information and applications here.
CHIP of South Hampton Roads offers a continuum of services that are tailored to meet the needs of all parents with children ages 0-6. We work to improve children’s health and promote wellness and self-sufficiency in each of the families we serve. (757) 543-9100
Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare - Infant Intervention Services offers developmental screenings, interdisciplinary assessments, home and community based therapeutic and education services, early intervention case management services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and supportive services for eligible infants and their families who live in Chesapeake. (757) 547-8929.
Early Childhood Special Education
Young students who have identified developmental delays may be eligible to attend classes that provide early childhood special education. Children ages 2 to 5 are enrolled in their neighborhood schools. Individualized educational plans are developed so that daily instruction is designed to address specific weaknesses and build on the strengths of each child. The program is cost-free for eligible students. For information regarding student testing and eligibility procedures, call (757) 494-7600.
Chesapeake Nurturing Parent Program is a FREE short term tutorial program for parents that want to develop healthier relationships with their children. Call the Chesapeake Community Services Board for more information: (757) 547-9334
Birth Injury Justice System is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by birth injuries, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy or other disabilities. This organization was created to provide answers and guidance to help families and children get all the assistance they need to help improve their overall quality of life. There are more special education opportunities than ever for children who have been diagnosed with a birth injury. Call Call (855) 219-5632 for more information.
Understanding Special Education
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