Resources for Children 1st

Children 1st

Public Health Programs

Early Intervention:

Children may be linked to early intervention programs based on their risk factors and their age.  

1st Care is a program for medically fragile infants, birth through age one.

Babies Can’t Wait is a program for children, birth through age three, with developmental or chronic health conditions.

Children’s Medical Services is a program for children, birth through age 21, with chronic medical conditions.

Family Health:

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant, breast feeding, and postpartum women, and their children up to age five.

Immunization Clinic provides immunizations and boosters for both children and adults.

Dental Clinic provides services to promote oral health including cleanings, sealants, and extractions for children and adults.  Dental services vary by county.

Family Planning is a comprehensive clinic that provides exams, testing, counseling, and planning services for men and women.

Your Rights

Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) outlines both child and parental rights.  Below is a brief description of your rights.  More information on your rights can be found here.  If you would like more information, please contact the IDEA Part C Coordinator.

Child Find:  Georgia must have a coordinated system open to the public that identifies children and families at risk for poor health and developmental outcomes.  This system must locate families, provide screenings when necessary, and have a coordinated system through which children and families are linked to needed services. Children 1st is Georgia’s child find system.

Parental Consent:  Parents must be fully included in their child’s care. They must understand and agree to their child’s participation in all program activities.  Parents also have the right to withdraw consent at any time. 

Service in Natural Environments:  Children should receive services in a setting, such as home or clinic, which is commonplace for a child's peers who have no disabilities.  However, services may be provided in other settings if they cannot be provided in a satisfactory way in the natural environment. 

Individualized Family Service Plan: Families and services coordinators will work together to create a care plan for your child.  The plan outlines the needs of the child and family, resources and activities to address those needs are also listed, as well as the expected outcomes for the child and family.





Page last updated 05/16/16