Primary Service Provider Model
The Babies Can’t Wait program utilizes the Primary Service Provider (PSP) approach to support families of infants and toddlers in achieving the outcomes established in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Using this evidenced-based approach, a team of professionals work together to provide evaluation/assessment, intervention, consultation, and education in order to support children, families, and caregivers. One member of the team serves as the PSP and the primary liaison between the family and other team members. The PSP receives consultation from the other team members and may use adult learning strategies, e.g., coaching, as a way to interact with and teach other team members, including the family and caregivers. The PSP is selected with input from the team to include the parent, based on who is the best match for the child and family.
Determining Levels of Service & Supports
For any PSP, determining levels of support is based on the following:
- Family priorities
- Child needs
- Team discussion of child and family needs – the team includes family, Service Coordinator, evaluators, and if applicable current PSP.
Based on the needs of the child and family, services can be scheduled/provided as follows:
- Primary Service Provider visit – interventionist is assigned and designated as PSP for the family.
- Joint visits with the PSP (Coaching visits) – When a need or concern arises that requires consultation from another discipline, both providers are present at the visit and the joint visitor is coaching the PSP on how to best support the family and child in future visits.
- Supplemental visits – When a need or concern arises that requires direct assessment and/or short-term intervention, a visit is completed with the family without the PSP; the supplemental visitor is responsible for an after-visit colleague to colleague coaching session to share information.
Benefits of Babies Can’t Wait Services
- Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessments to determine eligibility and the scope of services needed (at no cost to the family).
- Service coordination that assists the family and other professionals in developing a plan to enhance the child's development (at no cost to the family).
- Access to early intervention services identified in the child's Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
- Funds are available, based on a sliding fee scale, to assist families who are determined by the local BCW program to be unable to pay.
- Evaluations and assessments
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Psychological services
- Service Coordination
- Special instruction
- Speech-language therapy
- Behavioral Intervention
- Social Work/Counseling
BCW is seeking to establish contracts with Service Coordinators, therapists, and Special Instructors.
Please complete the Contract Interest form by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. Once completed, please email the form to the Early Intervention Coordinator (EIC) in the district you may be interested in providing services. Names, districts, and email addresses of each EIC are listed in a dropdown box within the form.
To learn more about the BCW program and its policies and procedures, especially as it pertains to the expectations, roles, and responsibilities of service providers, please click on the BCW Policy Manual link below.
For additional questions related to the BCW service provider contract process please call (888) 651-8224.
Parents: Use the Provider Lookup to verify affiliation with the Babies Can't Wait program
Providers: Use the links in the Related Files section below.
- Review Contract Requirements
- Complete the Service Provider Contract Interest Form (PDF)
- Email Form to: [email protected]
For more information about BCW policies for service providers please review the BCW Policy Manual (PDF Document)
For questions related to the BCW service provider contract process call (888) 651-8224.
Page last updated 12/20/22