Child Development Screenings


Bright Start Prevention Program


2121 Hubbard Ave

Decatur IL 62526

Bright Start offers coordinated services to at risk infants and toddlers and their families.  The aim of the program is to create a partnership with parents to support the ongoing development of their children ages birth to three.  Services include:  Developmental screenings, monthly home visits, parent & child playgroups, parent education and support groups, lending library, parent incentive program, drop in play room, and referrals to community services.



Child and Family Connections #19


132 S. Water Street, Suite 604

Decatur IL 62523

Provides a central entry point for children needing early intervention services.  Serving Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Shelby, DeWitt, Piatt, Coles, Cumberland, Clark, and Edgar counties.



Early Beginnings


2912 N. University

Decatur IL 62526

This 0-3 Prevention Initiative is for all children residing in Decatur Public School District 61.  There is an at-risk eligibility.  Program includes: play groups, parent education, and developmental screening.  For children ages 3-5.  Monday through Friday 9am-11:40am and 12:40am-3:20pm.


Early Intervention Local Interagency Council #29


132 S. Water Street, Suite 604

Council for parents of children in Early Intervention and Agencies offering services to children birth to three and their families.  An opportunity for families or anyone who has an interest in children and their families to participate in Early Intervention at the local level.



Easter Seals Central Illinois


2715 N. 27th Street

Independence Point

Decatur IL 62526

Speech Language screenings, evaluations and therapy available for all ages.  Physical therapy available for children birth to 18 years.  Parent’s Night Out –respite care for children with a developmental disability & their sibling’s ages 1 to 15 years old.



Growing Together – Early Learning Programs

Argenta- Orena School District 217-468-2886

Maroa-Forsyth School District 217-794-3882

Meridian School District 217-692-2081

Serving families with children between birth to five years.  Services include: playgroups, home visits, parent education & parent-child interaction activities.



Macon County Health Department


1221 E. Condit Street

Decatur IL 62521

Programs and services offered for residents of Macon County for all ages.  Family Case Management and supportive services offered for pregnant women and their children.  WIC program, Dental Clinic. Sexually Transmitted Disease Counseling and testing.  TB Skin testing and foreign travel immunizations.  Sanitation services available.