Department Descriptions

Please take a moment to explore our departments below.

Developmental Services (Birth–3)

Region 9 Developmental Services Program provides comprehensive developmental/early intervention activities that benefit the families and children from birth through age three who have or may be at risk for developmental delays.

Home Visiting Services

Home visiting is an exciting new program available to residents of Lincoln County who are pregnant or who have children under the age of three. Research shows that what a child experiences in the first years of life makes a big difference in how their brain will develop and how they will interact with the world. Home visitors partner with families and caregivers to promote child development and confident parenting by supporting the relationship among the family, home, visitor, and community.

Head Start/Early Head Start

Head Start/Early Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled low-income children and families. In addition, services are also provided to meet the special needs of children with disabilities.

Educational Services

Region 9 provides broad-based and comprehensive educational services to support children, families, member school districts, and communities. Direct services include early identification and intervention services for children, support for preschool and school-age students with special needs, support for students to transition into the post-secondary setting, and technical assistance for member districts in the areas of regulatory compliance, service delivery, program implementation, and professional growth.

School-Based Health Services

Region 9 School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) provide physical and behavioral healthcare and promote health awareness for students in the Region 9 member schools. The SBHC offers students medical attention when they need it, catching problems like asthma and depression now, preventing bigger problems later. Most importantly, they keep students healthy and in class so they can learn what they need to know to succeed in life. The SBHC is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of providers including nurse practitioners, behavioral health counselors, social workers, alcohol and drug counselors, psychiatrists, and other health professionals. These comprehensive, accessible, and high-quality services add measurable value to the health of students.