Early Childhood Development Program :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Early Childhood Development Program

Our certified Early Childhood Development program coordinators can support your family by assessing your child's developmental needs, playing with your child and helping your child learn. Our goal is to serve all children who have developmental delays or who are at risk for delays. We try to help each child meet developmental milestones as they are able.

Additional Information

What is Developmental Play?
Developmental play is positive interaction with your child which promotes learning. It includes playing peek-a-boo, reading a book, or singing to your child. Play is an important part of providing comfort and security for your child.

How do I contact Early Childhood Development coordinators?
Families can call the program directly at (614) 722-3635, or they may have their child's nurse or physician make the referral.

How much does this service cost?
These services are provided at NO COST to families.

Is this program connected with any other services in the community?
Yes! Program Staff work with:

  • County Help Me Grow programs
  • Private physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Community schools
  • Health departments
  • Family support groups

What if my child is already enrolled in a community program?
Program staff will work with you and your child to continue developmental services. With your permission, we will share information with your child's program and update community professionals regarding your child's progress.

contact info

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Family & Volunteer Services
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: 614-722-3635
Fax: 614-722-3641

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000