St. Louis Arc’s Early Childhood programs address the needs of each child from birth to age 6.

Every child develops at their own pace. However, child development typically occurs in stages for the majority of children.  If a child misses a step, it can weaken the foundation for their development of higher level skills.  Belle Children’s Services of St. Louis Arc is a leader in providing early childhood intervention programs. Our approach helps children develop higher skill sets for future learning and growth in their life.

Circle Time to Start the DayAutism and Early Intervention

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a curriculum used by St. Louis Arc therapists for children between the ages of 12 to 48 months with an autism spectrum disorder.  The program also teaches parents how to better understand, engage, and communicate with their child.

Early Intervention Therapy

Providing Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Speech and Language Therapy, and Behavior Therapy for children in their homes, community, and our centers.

Equipment Lending

Capable Kids and Families® is a program designed to promote early intervention by providing children ages 0-6 with developmentally appropriate toys and therapeutic equipment free-of-charge.

Childcare and Preschool

An inclusive early childhood center conveniently located in the Central West End. At Childgarden Early Childhood Center, children with disabilities and children without disabilities work and learn together in classrooms.