The UNM Growing in Beauty Development Services Program delivers services and support to Growing in Beauty, a New Mexico Family Infant Toddler Program who provides direct early intervention services to Navajo infants and toddlers, from birth to age three, and their families who are eligible for the Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program. Previously, Navajo children and families have been served by FIT providers agencies based off the Navajo reservation. This Program is conducted on the New Mexico side of the Navajo Nation.
The Growing in Beauty Developmental Services Contract will serve the Growing in Beauty Early Childhood Intervention Program which is funded under an agreement between the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program and the Navajo Nation Growing in Beauty Program. The mission is assuring that all Navajo children develop into beautiful individuals. Early intervention brings families and professionals together working to support children's growth, development and learning.
The staff will assist in providing developmental evaluations/assessments for the children, developing an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and, provide therapeutic intervention and consultations via face-face meetings, phone or tele-health with families and developmental specialists.