The Center for
the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) invites you to join with numerous other individuals
and organizations in The National Partnership Campaign to Find and Help Young
Children with Special Needs (see Press
The Campaign is intended to turn around a deplorable and unacceptable situation: the vast
majority of the three million children under five years of age in the United States who
have special needs are NOT being identified and helped before they enter school.
Because these vulnerable children with a variety of social, emotional, intellectual and
physical problems are not being identified early in life, they and their families cannot
be helped through early intervention programs and services. When they are identified and
helped early in life, they are much more likely to become productive and independent adults.
Otherwise, they and their families suffer greatly and the children rarely reach their full
potential and productivity.
You can learn about children with special needs by visiting the
What Is A Special Need?
section of our website.
Now, please give serious consideration to becoming a partner in the National Campaign. Partnering
individuals and organizations work closely with CICC in educating, sponsoring and encouraging
parents and professionals who work with young children to utilize the CICC Discovery Tool and
Referral System. Use of this online Tool not only educates about child development and assists
in identifying whether or not a particular child may have special needs, it also connects them
to the services and resources they may need. Altogether, the Tool provides
Seven Basic Benefits.
User fees support this practical and well-researched tool. The regular fee is $14.95 for the one
time use of the Tool for a specific child, and $24.95 for unlimited use of the Tool for one year
to keep track of the development of a specific child.
There are two types of Campaign Partnerships, both of which are designed to stimulate and insure
that more parents of young children take the Discovery Tool, and thereby that more children with
special needs are found and helped before they begin school. These partnerships are also intended
to enhance the status and reputation of the partners.
This type of partnership provides partnering organizations with special recognition in that their
name and/or logo appears on the Discovery Tool.
Here, the partnering organization contracts with CICC to pay a reduced user fee so that its members,
employees, clients, patients, customers or subscribers can use the Tool free-of-charge.
This Co-Sponsoring Partnership allows for the Tool to be customized in order to meet the particular
needs of the partner and has other advantages. More information on these organization partnerships
is available by clicking on the Co-Sponsoring Partnership menu items in the left margin at the top
of this page.
These partnerships are for both organizations and individuals. They engage in a variety of activities
to encourage their personal contacts, members, employees, clients, patients, subscribers or customers
to take the Tool. Their contacts, members, etc. pay the regular user fee when they use the Tool.
Encourager Partners earn a portion of that fee in recognition of their successful efforts at encouraging
the use of the Tool. They also earn a portion of the contracted amount when they are successful in
encouraging other organizations to become Co-Sponsoring Partners. Thus, the Encourager Partnership
opportunity serves as a fundraiser to support the partner’s family or organization.
There are also many other advantages that can be learned by clicking on the relevant menu items in the
left margin at the top of this page. There you will also learn about the promotional
that CICC makes available to help encouragers to be successful, including The Encourager
Partner Kit of guidelines and suggestions.
Who Can Become Partners?
The following individuals and organizations are eligible to become partners with
Child Care Centers
Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
Child Disability Organizations
Child Guidance Clinics
Child Health and Disability Prevention Providers
Child Welfare Departments and Agencies
Civic and Cultural Groups
Early Intervention Agencies
Early Intervention Specialists
Employee Assistance Programs
Family Child Care Homes
Family Resource Centers
Family Service Organizations
Family Support Agencies
First 5 Commissions
Head Start Agencies
Health Insurance Plans
Health Maintenance Organizations
Marriage and Family Therapists
Mental Health Clinics
Parenting Program Developers and Publishers
Public and Private Schools
Special Needs Organizations
Work and Family Programs
Universal Preschool Programs
I am interested in Becoming
a Partner with CICC.
I would like
to take The CICC Discovery Tool™ right now for a specific child.
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