Early Childhood Development Programs

Early Childhood Development Services at Citrus Health Network work  in  collaboration  with  local  child  care  centers  to  assist  in  identifying  and  overcoming social, emotional, and learning concerns in young children from birth to age five.  The Citrus Early  Childhood  Development  staff  works  with  teachers  and  staff  in  the  child  care  centers on professional development as well as classroom strategies that help children succeed with healthy social, emotional and learning development.  For children with additional needs, Citrus makes referrals and direct connections to community-based services.


Parent & Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)                                                    

An evidenced-based program for children 2-6* which addresses behavioral issues, defiance and teaches parenting skills.  Brief intervention consists of an average of 10- 24 in office sessions working closely with the child and parent to improve behavior and compliance. Sessions are available in English or Spanish at our Doral and Hialeah offices. This program is funded by The Children’s Trust, through the Together for Children Family & Neighborhood Support Partnerships-Family Strengthening initiative. For more information or to email a referral: PCITreferrals@citrushealth.com   


Quality Counts Social Emotional Support

In partnership with the United Way of Miami Dade’s Neighborhood Learning Network (NLN) with funding from The Children’s Trust we provide services for children experiencing challenges with social emotional development and attend a Quality Counts participating center located in zip codes: 33109, 33010, 33122,  33125, 33126, 33127, 33128, 33129, 33130, 33131, 33132, 33133, 33134, 33135, 33136, 33137, 33142, 33143, 33144, 33145, 33146, 33149, 33155, 33165, 33166, 33172, 33174, 33178, 33182, 33184, 33185, 33192, 33194. Email Referrals to:QCSEreferral@citrushealth.com


Neighborhood Place for Early Head Start - Social Emotional Supports

Provides child and classrooms specific assessment and Social Emotional Supports including Consultations at NPEHS centers. For information email: susang@citrushealth.com   


Teacher & Child Interaction Training Universal (TCIT-U)

A three year Community Research Demonstration  project funded by The Children’s Trust  provides professional development for strengthening teachers’ relationships skills to promote children’s social emotional development  using National Best Practice TCIT-U approach in a select number of early care centers in central areas of Miami Dade.  For more information email: emmad@citrushealth.org


School Readiness Developmental Screening  Follow Up & Early Intervention, Care Coordination and Social Emotional Supports

County-wide screening follow up program serves children before they entered kindergarten that are falling behind in reaching developmental milestones and participate in the School Readiness Program. Center based services include; screening follow up, individualized supports, technical assistance/ consultation, additional screening, follow-up and referral assistance. The goal is to ensure children are identified early, receive the supports they need and are ready to learn upon entering kindergarten.


Care Coordination Collaborative

A pilot initiative to bring early childhood development provider systems together  to create a network for coordinated care, streamlined communication, increased efficiencies and access to supports for children with multiple areas in need of support.


Social Emotional Supports & Consultation

A select number of centers and children are eligible for Social Emotional Supports & Consultation to help address behavioral challenges that impact social emotional development and learning. Send question and referrals for all developmental supports above via to email :  ECDreferral@citrushealth.com