The best time to contact the Babies Can’t Wait program is at the earliest sign of a delay. We all know that children develop at different rates, but a “wait and see” approach can limit the benefits a child receives from later intervention supports, as developmental obstacles become more complex and are harder to manage as the child grows.
Anyone, including a parent, who is concerned about an infant’s or toddler’s development may make a referral to BCW. Participation is voluntary. Referrals can be made by calling the DeKalb County Board of Health Babies Can’t Wait program at 404-508-7981.