Families, child care providers and teachers know that often times a child may need a little extra help to thrive, but many do not know how to help or where to turn. Abilities Network’s Project ACT program can help with the following: on-site training for child care staff, individualized child observations and support planning, center wide coaching and mentoring to increase staff knowledge and skills, family support, resource and referral services, and access to individualized services to facilitate the optimal growth and development of children.Back to top
Training, Coaching and Mentoring Services
Abilities Network/Project ACT is part of the Maryland Childcare Resource Network. Collaborating with Maryland Family Network, Project ACT provides training, coaching, and onsite technical assistance to all licensed child care providers in Baltimore, Harford and Cecil Counties.
For information or to register online for training through the Baltimore County Child Resource Center (www.anprojectact.org) . Visit our Resource Center located at 8503 La Salle Road, Towson MD 21286 which is open daily from 9 to 4 or by appointment (443-900-6458).
For information or to register online for training through the Harford Cecil County Child Resource Center (www.anprojectact.org). Visit our Resource Center located at 3103 Emmorton Rd. Suite B1 Abingdon, MD 21009 which is open daily from 9 to 4 or by appointment (443-761-0206).
All Project ACT trainings are also offered statewide for a fee. Contact Jasmine Campbell at 410-828-7700 or email@example.com for further information.
The MSDE funded Infant &Toddler Special Needs Training Grant provides training free of charge to providers serving children birth through age 3 in their licensed child care setting. The training provides core of knowledge hours in the area of special needs and is designed to foster inclusive practices to support infants and toddlers with special needs. For a list of available training, or to schedule a training, please contact Jasmine Campbell at 410-828-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.orgBack to top
Stay tuned for information on our 2017 conference!Back to top
Behavioral Consultation Services
We provide on-site observations, consultation and individualized services for children experiencing difficulties in their child care, pre-school, summer camp or out-of-school time program. Difficulties may be related to developmental concerns or a social emotional concerns. Through careful observation, assessment of the environment and input from the child’s family and caregivers, our Inclusion Specialists develop an Individual Support Plan. After the plan is developed by our team of experts to best support the child, our staff provides coaching to caregivers, teachers and family to assist in implementing the plan. Visual supports are made and provided to the classroom when necessary, and adaptive equipment is available to loan. Services may be available for free depending on the location.
We do not provide diagnostic services for children; however, we can provide resources and referrals to other agencies that can provide educational and/or medical diagnosing. We can also provide advocacy throughout the diagnosing process.Back to top
For more information on our Project ACT program, visit www.anprojectact.org or call 410-828-7700.Back to top