Regional Office of Education #13

Serving Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties


Birth to Age Three Prevention Initiative

What is the Prevention Initiative Program? 

The Regional Office of Education #13 Prevention Initiative Program provides a home visiting model of services which offers comprehensive and intensive evidence-based child development and family support services to help families prepare their children for success developmentally, physically and emotionally. Our Prevention Initiative Program offers regular home visits and provides activities that promote parents as the first teachers in their children's lives. The family unit and child development, whatever that might look like, is the focus of the program. Services are aligned with the Illinois Birth to Five Program Standards.  Baby TALK, an evidenced-based program model, is followed as well as the Baby TALK research-based curriculum.

Who is Eligible to Participate in the Prevention Initiative Program?

Screenings are conducted to identify the neediest children in our Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington County communities. Screening results are used to develop an individual plan to best serve the child and family.  A parent advocate will provide a screening for your child at a time and location that is convenient for you. Comprehensive screening procedures include information from the research based ASQ,  parent interview forms, functional hearing and vision screenings, and weighted criteria to determine eligibility into the Prevention Initiative program.  Eligibility for infants prior to three months old is based upon family and environmental risk factors.  The highest needs children are enrolled first.

How Can I Start the Process?

The Prevention Initiative Birth to Three Program is housed in our Mt. Vernon Regional Office of Education, 1710 Broadway, Mt. Vernon. Referrals can be made from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 618-244-8040. You may also use the form below to submit a request for more information and to begin the enrollment process.

Click here to make a referral or for more information.

Clinton County
930 B Fairfax, Carlyle, IL
Phone: 618-594-2432
Fax: 618-594-7192
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

Jefferson County
1710 Broadway,
Mt. Vernon 62864
Phone: 618-244-8040
Fax: 618-241-7868
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

Marion County
1475 West Whittaker Street, Salem IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-3885
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00