Services for Infants & Toddlers

Available Services for Infants & Toddlers

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Many times our clients or parents/ family members ask us for information on the services that are available. We have developed this list to provide you with an overview of these services. Please keep in mind that services are determined on an individualized basis. Services must be identified as needed on the Individual/Family Services Plan (IFSP), and provided in accordance with Harbor Regional Center service policies, which are posted on our website.

Some services are provided by publicly funded community agencies, such as Medi-Cal, Head Start, etc., and some are funded by HRC, after we have met the requirement of exploring all other possible funding sources.

We know that you want to understand the variety of services available, so that you can be a well-informed participant in the service planning process. Here is a list of some of the services and supports that are commonly recommended for infants and toddlers (age birth to three) and their families.

Download a PDF version of the full list of services



Services Provided by HRC Staff Members

Assessment and Consultation

Your Service Coordinator may arrange for a meeting with one of HRC’s specialists, or a multi-disciplinary team, to evaluate your child’s needs and provide you with consultation. Assessment and consultation may assist in providing or clarifying a diagnosis, determining what type of services and supports are needed, identifying health and infant/family mental health needs, supporting eligibility for a publicly-funded benefit, etc. HRC has specialists with expertise in Early Childhood Development, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Infant/Family Mental Health, Behavior Intervention, Medicine, Genetics, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Assistive Technology, Financial and Health Benefits, Special Education, and Law.


Services that HRC Purchases from Programs and Clinicians in the Community

Behavior Services

Behavior services are available to assist parents/ caregivers to apply principles of behavior intervention, and teach new skills using individualized and practical examples.

Day Care

For working parents of children who are not able to receive care from typical daycare resources, HRC may provide daycare support in a typical daycare setting or in home.

Family Training

Strategies to Speech and Language Therapy

Early Childhood Development

This is the 2nd session in a four-part series to provide information and resources to best support Early Start clients (birth to 3 years of age) and families. 

An interactive and informative webinar that provides caregivers with a foundation of knowledge in regards to speech and language development and overall communication. 

To register, contact by email or by phone at (310) 543-7980

Family Training

Introduction to Social Emotional Development

Early Childhood Development

This is the 3rd in a 4-part series to provide information and resources to best support Early Start clients (birth to 3 years of age) and families.

Discuss the different stages of social-emotional development, how loving relationships provide young children with a sense of comfort, safety and confidence, and activities that promote positive interactions.

To register, contact by email, or by phone at (310) 543-7980

Family Training

Learning About Early Start Services Ages Birth to 3 years

New Family Orientation

This is the first in a four-part series to provide information and resources to best support Early Start Clients and families. 

Learn about the Early Start Program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

Please call Karina Duran at (310) 543-7980 or email to RSVP.

Interpretation available upon request at least 5 business days in advance. 

Si necesita interpretación, solicítela con al menos 5 días hábiles de anticipación.

Special Event

Harbor Early Start Parntership

Saturday Speaker Series

The Harbor Early Start Partnership presents an annual speaker events that focuses on topics for children ages 0-3 years old.  

Please call 310-543-7904 or email  to receive link to event and for topic information.


Crisis Services to be Developed for HRC clients


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Hand in Hand

A Guide to Early Intervention Services at Harbor Regional Center

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Welcome to Harbor Regional Center and our Early Childhood Services program. For the next few years – at least until your infant or toddler is three – we’ll be working hand-in-hand with you to provide the best possible early intervention services for your child with special needs. We want you to know that you’re not alone. You’re part of a caring team of people who really do understand, and are here to help you make informed choices. We’re here to listen and respond with information and coordination of services. We encourage families to be active participants in the process of planning and decision-making. Consider us your partners.

Hand in Hand: Early Intervention

Hand in Hand: Early Intervention



Moving On At Age Three

Another Exciting Transition Awaits

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As children in our Early Start program approach age 3, another exciting transition awaits him – the transition out of the Early Intervention program into a world of expanded opportunities. For most children, this Transition results in the child’s entrance into the school system

This booklet is written for parents whose child is approaching age 3 and who are preparing for this most important Transition

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Participant-Directed Services

Summary of Frequently Asked Questions for Self-Advocates and Families About Participant-Directed Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Regional centers can pay for more types of services using the Participant Directed Services model so that individuals and families have more choice and flexibility during the COVID-19 Pandemic. These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) explain Participant-Directed Services and how they may help individuals and families during COVID-19.


What Are Alternative & Participant Directed Services?

On August 31, 2020, as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued a state directive allowing regional center-funded services to be provided in alternative ways. Alternative services may be an option for our clients, to make sure that your individual needs continue to be met.

Alternative services are a way to continue to fund service provider resources, so that they and their direct staff workforce remain available to serve you. The Department of Developmental Services also wants to make sure that California can continue to receive federal funding to support regional center services.