Montgomery County is using face paint, puppet shows, and balloon animals to help educate the community on resources that could be life-changing for your child.
“It’s our second annual Family Resource Fair for the Infants and Toddlers Program,” said Natasha Ramberg, Manager of the Infants and Toddlers Program.
The program is a partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools to provide help for kids suspected of developmental delays.
County Executive, Ike Leggett said it’s all about raising awareness of the resources families should take advantage of.
“Everything from how to deal with language, how to deal with toilet training, how to deal with picky eating, how to deal with development disability,” said Leggett.
“This is kind of a one-stop shop,” said Ramberg. “They can come, see them, talk to them, get their questions answered.”
Tables included information about therapeutic camps, financial advising, and assuring safety for kids.
“Montgomery County is the melting pot,” said Ramberg.
And the fair embraced its diverse culture.
“Even in our little world of Infants and Toddlers, last year, we had 68 different languages of families who came to access services,” said Ramberg.
The county’s Infants and Toddlers Program offers services for free to nearly 25 percent of Maryland’s children.
Every jurisdiction in the state has an Infants and Toddlers Program and will provide developmental screening.