Ram Tots Relationships and Mentoring Through Outcomes for Toddler Success!

Ram Tots offers Early Intervention in the Natural and Inclusive Setting at the Fresno City College Child Development Center.

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

CONTACT

Phone: 559.443.8619
Fax: 559.499.6033
Location: CDC 
(Child Development Center #33)
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Fresno City College
Attn: Child Development Center
1621 East University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

Ram Tots Early Intervention Curriculum Goals

  • Focus on strengthening the primary relationship between child and parent/caregiver.
  • Use of natural and Inclusive Environments to encourage peer interaction.
  • Foster development of the “whole” child across developmental domains.
  • Evidence based practice in all developmental domains
  • Focus on “Child Interests, Strengths and Family Routines”
  • Focus on Peer interaction and Relationships
  • Intentional use of naturally existing experiences to support individual strengths and challenges
  • Support of Sensory Regulation as children move up the Social/Emotional levels of development

Toddlers are referred to Ram Tots by Central Valley Regional Center.

Families may contact Central Valley Regional Center or may call at 559.276.4300.


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Our Program

The Ram Tots Early Intervention Program at Fresno City College serves toddlers, aged 16 months-36 months, who have challenges in development and are eligible for Early Start services. In order to meet each Toddler’s individual needs, Early Intervention is provided in the natural environment of the fully inclusive Toddler program setting, the home or in an inclusive community setting. Toddlers attend Ram Tots with their parent/caregiver, together with our regularly enrolled Toddlers. Our Early Interventionists and Teachers hold advanced degrees and licensures in their areas of expertise with young children and families. The Early Intervention curriculum supports all developmental domains founded upon children’s relationships, interests and family routines.

Eligibility: Who may attend the Ram Tots Program?

Toddlers are referred to Ram Tots by Central Valley Regional Center.

Toddlers are referred to Central Valley Regional Center by a child’s parent, pediatrician, teacher, a trusted family member or friend. Central Valley Regional Center will assess the Toddler and will determine if s/he is eligible for Early Start services. After qualifying for Early Start Services, your child may start regular attendance at the Ram Tots program.

Families may contact Central Valley Regional Center at 559-276-4300.

Individual Family Service Plan

Each Toddler and family will work together with the Early Interventionists and Teachers to support and meet the goals and outcomes designated on their Individual Family Service Plan or “IFSP”. The IFSP will be reviewed every six months and new goals and outcomes will be supported.

Transition

Early Start services end at age three. In anticipation of this change, a transition process begins at age two and half. At that time, the Ram Tots team, the Central Valley Regional Center case worker, and a school district representative meet with the family to review progress and share concerns. A plan is made with a determination of the type of evaluation the school district will provide and a timeline established so all parties know when to expect appointments.

Early Intervention Assistants

Our children are supported and served by our Early Intervention Assistants, who are certified according to state recommended standards for Early Start.

Our Faculty

Harmony Negrete

Harmony is on faculty at Fresno City College in the department of Child Development. She is a licensed and credentialed Speech Language Pathologist and is experienced in working with diverse children of all ages with communication delays. She has worked with many school districts throughout Fresno County and practices privately. She has expertise working with infants and toddlers with multiple disabilities, communication impairments, as well as behavior and sensory challenges. Harmony has experience in creating family service plans, transition planning with school districts, and parent coaching. MA, CCC/SLP, Faculty Coordinator/Early Interventionist.

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Dannette Isom-Norman

Dannette is on faculty at Fresno City College in the department of Child Development. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dannette has experience working with families, young children, teens, and adults from various multi-cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She specializes in Infant Preschool Mental Health, and is trained in the Positive Parenting Program and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is experienced in working with families with young children coping with social emotional, and behavioral challenges, as well as early childhood trauma. Dannette’s approach is strength-based and collaborative. MS, LMFT, Faculty Coordinator/Early Interventionist

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Kristine Gose

Kristine is a clinical and consulting Early Interventionist and Early Childhood Educator specializing in supporting young children and their parents. She is on faculty in Fresno City College’s Child Development Department where she teaches and coordinates the Fresno City College Early Intervention Certificate Program. She is qualified and practices at the “Expert” Training Facilitator level of the DIR®/Floortime model of intervention. She has taught and lectured internationally on early intervention, parent grief support, inclusion, DIR®/Floortime and challenging behavior topics. MA, Faculty, Child Development

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