Children’s Program

Children’s Program: Growing and Learning, Together

UCP’s Children’s Program provides a wide range of services specifically designed to promote the development and learning of children with special needs from birth to five years of age. Many of these services are offered in an integrated setting, where children with and without disabilities can learn together.

These early intervention services provided by UCP build a foundation for future learning by focusing on all areas of development, including cognitive, communication, fine motor, large motor, self-help skills, and social-emotional development.

Services are provided where the child and family naturally spend time, such as in the family’s home, at the place where the child receives childcare services, and other locations in the community. Integrated preschool and outpatient therapies are also provided at UCP’s on-site facility located in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Here is a letter we want to share from Brooker Lehman, UCP Children’s Program parent:

“Like many paths in life, this is a story that surprised us – but has been filled with joy, gratitude, teamwork and partnerships with resources like the Children’s Program at UCP of Northwest Missouri.”

“It’s often a mother’s intuition that begins a new journey … and that’s absolutely how the journey with our daughter, Henderson, unfolded.

My name is Brooke Lehman, and I’d like to take a moment to share a special story with you. It’s about how as we were falling hopelessly in love with our baby girl, we also noticed things early on that kept us up at night.

Meet Henderson.
Henderson Jean Lehman was born August 31, 2019 at 5:51 am. With a head full of red hair and weighing in at a measly 6 pounds 10 ounces she was the smallest thing to ever steal our heart.

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