The Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center (SCCDC) is a private, non-profit organization that has served the children and families in Sweetwater County since 1979.
We are the State of Wyoming’s Early Intervention and Education Program (EIEP) for children ages birth through five residing in Sweetwater County. We offer a variety of services to help your child meet their developmental milestones and to maximize their developmental progress. Our certified teachers and therapists provide the following services at no cost:
Developmental Screenings and Evaluations
Cognitive/Pre-Academic Skill Development
Social and Emotional Development
Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapies
Family Service Coordination
Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP)
We offer free preschool for children receiving specialized instruction and tuition-based preschool for typically developing three to five year-olds. We use evidence-based curricular materials including Core Knowledge Language Arts, Eureka Math, Heggerty Phonological Awareness and Zoo Phonics. The SCCDC uses the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) therapy approach with children who struggle with expressive communication.
Our organization employs the following highly trained and qualified staff:
Speech-Language Pathologists and SLP Assistants
Licensed Occupational Therapist
Licensed Physical Therapist
Registered Play Therapist/Social Worker
PTSB Licensed Early Childhood Special Educators
Special Education Paraprofessionals
Registered School Nurse
Family Service Coordinators
Special Education Coordinator
Administrative and Clerical Staff
Contracted Services with Teacher of the Deaf, Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Instructional Coaches
The SCCDC is currently funded through several sources. We receive partial funding for contracted services through the Federal government and the State of Wyoming Department of Behavioral Health in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C, Part B/611 and Part B/619. We receive Sweetwater County 6th Cent Overage Money for Rock Springs Occupancy Expenses, the City of Green River 6th Cent Overage Money for Green River Occupancy Expenses, and Sweetwater County School District #2 contracted services for Child Find. We receive preschool tuition and fees for general education students. We also rely on various grants, fundraisers and donations to meet our organizational needs.