We are honored to receive a $20,000 grant from the Yakima Valley Community Foundation for Developmental Screening at Children’s Village!
This funding will support an important pilot project initiated by Children’s Village, which is the first pilot 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 beyond what it will accomplish for children in Yakima County. Children’s Village will also serve 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. Once again, Children’s Village is at the forefront of innovation to serve children with special needs. And once again, The Memorial Foundation and the Yakima Valley Community Foundation are able to work together for the good of those who call Yakima their home.