Children with Special Needs
Our team of Child Development Specialists – the Inclusion Team – helps families of children with special needs connect to inclusive child care placements in San Francisco. We serve families with children and young adults ranging from birth to 22 years of age. We serve families of all backgrounds and language capabilities. Placement services are free and confidential.
The Inclusion Team’s knowledge of San Francisco’s child care field allows us to understand each child’s needs and connect them with providers who will support their social and emotional development. To learn more about our services call 415.276.2937.
Our Services for Families
Referrals to child care providers who can meet your child’s needs.
A follow-up after three months to ensure your needs are being met.
Connections to additional support and resources.
Enhanced support to ensure you’re able to secure child care, which may include: education/support for providers, site visits, enrollment in child care subsidy programs and communication with caseworkers on your behalf.
Our Vision of Inclusion
Benefits for Children:
- A sense of belonging and community
- A wider variety of friendships
- Value for differences in themselves and others
- Strengthened self esteem
Benefits for Parents:
- Choice of high quality child care
- Opportunity to develop friendships with other parents
Benefits for Child Care Providers:
- Professional growth and learning new skills
- Enhanced reputation as a child care professional
Hear directly from a parent about her struggles locating child care for her special needs daughter and how our Inclusion Team connected her to reliable, inclusive care. Click here for video.