$2,000 grant funds developmental screening

The Memorial Foundation has received a $2,000 grant from the Pacific Power Foundation to fund developmental screening at Children’s Village!

This funding will support an important pilot project initiated by Children’s Village to implement developmental screening among physicians and childcare providers in Yakima County.  The goal is to screen all children from birth to age three for developmental delays and impairments in order to connect them with early learning and medical intervention services.  Early intervention reduces or eliminates the need for more expensive services later in life, and achieves the best possible outcomes for every child.

This project has further significance because Children’s Village serves as a developmental screening model for Washington State, as the Department of Health and Department of Early Learning plan to implement universal developmental screening on a statewide basis.

We are truly grateful for this gift from Pacific Power.  They have recognized that Children’s Village is at the forefront of innovation to serve children with special needs.

 

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