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Early Intervention and Support

 Created in 1988 to provide services to young children and their families, KidSCope’s specialized staff provides social-emotional health services for young children, consultation in child care classrooms, parent education, inclusive child care, and resources for families and providers of young children.
 Mental Health Consultation

Chatham County: Kristan Leonard, MA, LPCA 919-806-6447
 
Provides screening and support to children birth-5 whose child care providers have concerns about their development, behavior, or ability to succeed in the classroom. Consultants provide support based on the needs of individual children and work with child care providers and families to create success strategies in the classroom. Services are provided free of charge and do not require a diagnosis.
 
Mental Health Services

Orange County: Kathy Eden, MSW, LCSW;  919-358-3585, Child Therapy 0-5, Early Intervention 0-3.

Orange County, Spanish: Sofia Moyano Kleckner, LPC; 919-321-5515, Child Therapy 0-5, Early Intervention 0-3.

Provide evidence-based therapies for families with children birth-5 which focus on improving the caregiver-child relationship and increasing children’s positive behaviors. Parents are actively involved in the program and gain an understanding of their child's behaviors and how to address them in a developmentally appropriate manner. Services include customized evaluation, early intervention and individual counseling and education for families, including Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). 


Incredible Years Parent Education

Orange & Chatham Counties: Courtney White 919-423-6394

The evidence-based Incredible Years Parent Training Program is a free evidence-based program for parents of children aged 3-6 years. Parents learn skills to promote children’s social competence, school readiness and to reduce behavior problems. Offered in English and Spanish, classes focus on play and positive involvement with children, praise and rewards, effective limit setting and non-violent discipline practices.

Assuring Better Health and Development (ABCD)

Orange and Chatham Counties: Sara Garrison 919-225-9756,

ABCD promotes high-quality developmental screening services in primary care medical practices through medical provider education and technical assistance. ABCD provides free materials, information and consultation about early intervention services, developmental screening, parent education resources, and early learning resources for children birth-5 and their families.

Inclusive Child Care Programs

  • KidSCope Early Learning Center, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
  • Chatham Child Development Center, 221 Chatham Square, Siler City, NC, 27344,

Orange County: Melanie Henderson 919-240-7529, or email:

Chatham County: Jennifer Decker 919-663-2221 x 2011 or email 

These programs provide year round center-based early childhood education to children ages birth-5 in Chapel Hill and Siler City. The programs operate an "inclusion" model for children who are typically developing and those with or at risk for developmental disabilities and/or disabilities. Services include educational/developmental activities, parent education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, transportation, and before and/after school care. Both centers have Five Star Child Care Licenses from the North Carolina Division of Child Development and a 1 to 6 teacher-child ratio in each class, and participate in the NCPreK program.



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KidSCope is a division of Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc., whose mission is to develop and demonstrate programs and strategies that will enhance the lives of children and families.


Contact Information:

KidSCope Director:
Lara Kehle, MS, LPA
220 Chatham Business Dr.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone: 919-358-9270


KidSCope Orange County Office:
Phone: 919-644-6590
FAX: 919-644-7157
101 Cloister Ct. Suite D
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


KidSCope Chatham County Office:
Phone:(919) 358-9270
220 Chatham Business Dr.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Mailing Addrees:
PO Box 637
Pittsboro, NC 27312