Lutheran School of Lexington
Parent Child-Development Resources:
First Steps Program (Bluegrass)
First Steps is Kentucky’s Early Intervention System that serves children from birth to the age of three who have developmental delays or a medical condition that is known to cause a delay. The bluegrass.org Office provides screening and eligibility determination for all referrals, as well as service coordination for families who have children in the First Steps Program.
Child Evaluation Specialists will:
- Screen all referrals to determine if the child has a potential delay.
- Complete evaluations and assessments of children for eligibility determination and program planning.
Service Coordinators will:
+Guide families through the First Steps program.
+Coordinate developmental evaluations and determinations regarding eligibility.
+Assist family with obtaining on-going intervention services for their child, if eligible.
+Assist family with locating other community resources that may provide additional supports to their family.
Therapists or Interventionists provide early intervention services in the child’s natural environment (home, daycare and community). This allows the parents or caregivers the opportunity to learn activities that promote the child’s development.
Early Intervention services may be provided by:
· Speech Therapist
· Physical Therapist
· Occupational Therapist
· Developmental Interventionist
· Behavior Interventionist
· Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
· Teacher of the Visually Impaired
They are located at:
343 Waller Ave. Suite 201
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone (859) 271-9448
The Child Care Council of KY:
Links to parent resources:
First Steps - First Steps is a statewide early intervention system that provides services to children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 3 and their families.
HANDS – The Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program is a voluntary home visitation program for new and expectant parents. Families meet with a HANDS Parent Visitor who will discuss any questions or concerns about pregnancy or a baby’s first years. Then based on the information from the visit, the families receive resources based on their concerns.
Child Care Health Consultants for Healthy Start in Child Care – Child Care Health Consultants provide consultation on health, safety and nutrition to child care providers. Trained Child Care Health Consultants from local health departments participate in joint activities with the resource and referral agencies in their area to ensure collaboration and coordination regarding health, safety and nutrition issues impacting the quality of child care.
KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Child Health: Here you can find information about breast feeding, childhood immunizations, maternity care and more.
Diseases and Conditions: Information about a variety of diseases and conditions. Includes AIDS/HIV, Diabetes and SIDS. Also has tips for prevention and treatment options.
Early Childhood Development: Services provided by the Department for Public Health that deal with the development of small children.
Hemophilia: The Kentucky Hemophilia Program, part of the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN), provides ongoing care to children and adults with hemophilia.
Immunization: Information for children.
Medicaid: Assigned to purchase quality healthcare and related services that produce positive outcomes for persons eligible for programs administered by the Department.
Newborn Hearing Screening: The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs manages the Newborn Hearing Screening Program, which ensures that all newborns receive a hearing screening before leaving the hospital.
Physical Disabilities: The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs provides direct care services to children with physical disabilities.Quicklinks
Looking for birth certificates? You can find links in the Public Resources section or you can go directly to the birth certificates page.