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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

Programs for Children with Special Needs
Early Start: Ages 0-3 years

The Monterey County Office of Education provides developmentally appropriate educational intervention and parent/care giver training to infants and toddlers ages 0 – 3 who are:

  1. blind or visually impaired.
  2. deaf or hard of hearing.
  3. orthopedically impaired.
  4. have global developmental delays.

Our skilled professional staff ensures appropriate provision of services through interdisciplinary credentialed teams of providers for the child and his/her family. A team may include one or more of the following:

  1. service coordinator
  2. deaf and hard of hearing teacher (D/HH)
  3. occupational therapist (OT)
  4. speech and language pathologist (SLP)
  5. teacher of the visually impaired (TVI)

An individualized family service plan (IFSP) is prepared in conjunction with the family. It is based on appropriate evaluations that incorporate the team approach to best reflect the child’s needs. The intent of the program is to support families to acquire developmentally appropriate skills necessary to promote the child’s development.

To make a referral, please contact Deborah Still.

Deborah Still, Interim Director, Phone: 831.755.6441
Kaycee Day, Secretary II, 831.784.4202

MCOE West Campus - Room 5 - Infant Program
901 Blanco Circle, Salinas, CA 93901
831.237.0049, Fax: TBD

Regina Thomas, Infant Specialist,
Jennifer Oldfield, Infant Specialist,

Greenfield High School - Room 304 - Infant Program
225 S. El Camino Real, Greenfield 93927
831.385.1244 x24

Colleen Ewart, Infant Specialist,

Infant Services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students
Lynne Waite, D/HH Specialist, 831.755.0300
Karen Nalley Artalejo, D/HH Specialist, 831.449.1746 x250
Maria Sidiropoulou-Leontis, D/HH Specialist, 831.755.0300 x023
Jennifer Bodner, D/HH Specialist, 831.755.0300 x025

Infant Services for Visually Impaired Students
Lauri Duncan, VI Specialist, 831.422.0312,

Infant Services for Speech & Language Therapy Services
Alicia Hopkins, SLP, 831.755.0300 x013,

Infant Services for Occupational Therapy Services
Georgette Criswell, O.T.R, 831.755.0300 x013,


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