Birth-to-Five Exclusive Programs
The InfantSEE Program recommends that everyone get their baby’s eyes checked for the first time at 6 months old. The exam is free of charge, no matter the insurance situation. Parents simply need to mention the exam is for InfantSEE when they schedule an appointment. There is no paperwork needed for parents. You can find more information at www.infantsee.org.
Dr. Gootee’s office can perform eye exams for kids of any age. They have the equipment and training to check the eyes no matter the child’s situation.
WIC is designed to provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of five. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals for health care.
Indiana’s First Steps system is a family-centered, locally-based, coordinated system that provides early intervention services to infants and young children through age three who may have developmental delays or who have a diagnosed mental or physical condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delays. Service is generally provided in the home.
Head Start is a holistic preschool program at no cost. Head Start Performance Standards are followed as well as Indiana licensing regulations to create and maintain a high-quality educational experience for children. The inclusive approach leads children to self-regulation through educational, health and well-being, social-emotional, physical activity and healthy food choice curriculums. Eligible first enrollees must be age three prior to August 1.
Services are offered to families who have incomes below the federal poverty guidelines.