Infant and Child Development Program

A specialized program that is vendored with the North Los Angeles County Regional Center (0-3 years of age)

In line with best practices, Behavioral Learning Center (BLC) Infant and Child Development Program include an active collaboration between caregivers, related interdisciplinary service providers. Treatment procedures are based on a scientific and empirically sound curriculum that has been proven effective at increasing skill acquisition and producing socially significant results with measurable outcomes across early development. Each program is individualized based on the needs of the consumer.

Treatment objectives are designed to increase pivotal skills associated with early childhood development, an increase in interpersonal relationships with family members, and increase social interactions.


The purpose of services is to provide quality direct programming for individuals with developmental delays and related diagnoses under service code 805. BLC can provide services to all early start consumers if they have met the eligibility criteria which is a developmental delay of 25% or more in one or more of the following five areas: cognitive development; physical and motor development, including vision and hearing; communication development; social and emotional development and adaptive development; infants and toddlers with established risk conditions, of known etiology or with established harmful developmental consequences; and infants and toddlers who are at high risk of having a substantial developmental disability due to a combination of biomedical risk factors.

Intervention is provided to our consumers across home and community environments depending on funding source approval, the individualized family service plan (IFSP), and their needs and that of their caregivers. An assessment is conducted by trained professionals in the field of child development and will be updated as the need arises.

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a methodology that will be used within the program at BLC. It is a comprehensive early intervention approach for young children with which encompasses a developmental curriculum that defines the skills to be taught at any given time and a set of teaching procedures used to deliver this content. It is not tied to a specific delivery setting but can be delivered by therapy teams and/or parents in group programs or individual therapy sessions in either a clinic setting or the child’s home.

Its core features include the following:

  • Focus on interpersonal exchange and positive affect
  • Sensitive to normal developmental sequence
  • Deep parental involvement
  • Shared engagement with joint activities
  • Language and communication taught inside a positive, affect-based relationship



Four service delivery models will be offered to our clients based on the assessment:


Jade Program

6 hours weekly

  • 4 hours of Child Development Therapy
  • 1 hour of Parent Education
  • 1 hour of Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy or Occupational therapy

Quartz Program

9 hours weekly

  • 6 hours of Child Development Therapy
  • 2 hours of Parent Education
  • 1-2 hours of OT/PT and/or Speech based on assessment recommendations

Amethyst Program

12 hours weekly

  • 8 hours of Child Development Therapy
  • 2 hours of Parent Education
  • 1-2 hours OT/PT and/or Speech Therapy based on assessment recommendations

Copper Program

15 hours weekly

  • 10 hours of child development therapy
  • 2 hours of Parent Education
  • 2-3 hours OT/PT and/or Speech Therapy based on assessment recommendations


*Additionally, we provide the following services: Jade Light: 2 - 5 hours of services (e.g., 3 hours of CDS, 1 hour of speech - total of 4 hours)

CDS only

Parent Education Only

Office locations and hours

BLC’s early intervention program will operate out of the Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley and the Antelope Valley. Infants and toddlers will receive their home and community-based services between the hours of 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Monday through Friday. Saturday sessions are also available 8 am - 2 pm.

Based on the child’s assessment, services will be provided by an interdisciplinary team which comprises of a child development specialist, a speech-language pathologist, and either a licensed marriage and family therapist or a licensed clinical social worker.

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