Community Link - First Step

Community Link - First Step

NLD ID #61203

Contact Information

1665 N Fourth St
Breese, IL 62230

Primary Contact

Laurie Hemker

(618) 526-8830

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Program Overview

First Step Early Learning & Family Support Programs are dedicated to providing exceptional family centered services to moms and dads who are expecting a child and to families who have one or more children birth to three years of age. We operate the following programs •Early Head Start, a federally funded program of prenatal services and children’s home based services in Clinton & Washington Counties; •Early Intervention, a state funded program of services for children with developmental delays or disabilities in Clinton, Washington, St. Clair, Madison, Bond, and Marion Counties. •Infant mental health services which identify children at-risk for developmental delays and/or for social-emotional and mental health problems. •Community services which include offering parent workshops on Dr. Harvey Karp’s Happiest Baby on the Block and Happiest Toddler of the Block at St. Joseph’s Hospital. •Developmental screenings which are conducted annually through local school districts and child care centers, as well as by parent/guardian request. All screenings are free of charge.

This program listing was last updated: January 29, 2014.

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