March 2016

Recommendations for Expansion of Services for Children 0-5 with Mild to Moderate Concerns

Education, Youth, and Families

In the winter of 2015-2016 Cardea conducted a needs assessment to explore opportunities to improve and expand services in Alameda County and Contra Costa County for children 0 to 5 with developmental or behavioral vulnerabilities or concerns. Methods included: literature and web-based search, electronic survey of service providers, parent/caregiver focus groups and key informant interviews. Findings informed framework for service expansion for children with developmental vulnerabilities or at risk of developmental delays.