Prenatal - Age 3

The Early Childhood Prevention Initiative Program works alongside families and children from prenatal to Age 3 in Henderson, Knox, Mercer & Warren Counties. Family Educators visit with families weekly in their homes to empower parents to be their child's first teacher through goal setting and child development activities that focus on each individual child's needs. Our program collaborates with partnering agencies, communities, and schools to maximize each child's potential. 


The ROE #33 Early Childhood Prenatal - Age 3 Program serves families and children in Henderson, Knox, Mercer, and Warren counties. Family Educators will work with the families at home visits on establishing goals centered around family well-being, child development, Parent-Child Interactions, and common areas of concern for parents.

The Family Educator will bring activity bags, resources, and parent handouts to each visit to help nurture and support these goals.

The Prenatal - Age 3 program is grant funded through the Illinois Board of Education and free for Prenatal and families with children under three years old. The purpose of this program is centered around family well-being, child development, and common areas of concern for parents.

Free Services: 

  • Developmental Screenings
  • Personal Visits
  • Goal Setting
  • Group Meetings
  • Resource Library

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Child Growth and Development
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Family Relationships
  • Prenatal and Postnatal Care
  • Age appropriate discipline
  • Child Safety
  • Establishing routines

If you are a community member and know of someone needing this service, please click the button below to create a referral, and a staff member will be in touch.

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Doula Services

The Regional Office of Education #33 Prenatal-Age 3 Home Visiting Program now offers Doula services to enrolled prenatal caregivers. The Doula will work alongside the Family Educator and begin providing services to the expectant caregiver and family in the seventh month of pregnancy through two months postpartum.

Areas of Emphasis

Prenatal Support
Prenatal Support
Birth Support
Postnatal Support
Postnatal Support
Prenatal Groups
Prenatal Groups
" A doula is a professional labor assistant who provides physical and emotional support to you and your partner during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period."

    Key Topics

    • Childbirth Education
    • Nutrition
    • Breastfeeding/Formula Feeding
    • Safe Sleep
    • Newborn Basics/Behaviors
    • Postpartum Period
    • Prenatal Care
    • Birth Wish
    • Birthing Techniques
    • The Trimesters
    • Comfort Measures
    • Labor Positions

    Local Resources

    Discovery depot

    FREE Discovery Depot
    Toddler Tuesday
    Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month 5:30pm-7pm

    FREE Smart From The Start
    Every Friday morning
    9am-9:30am - 0-18 Month
    9:30am-10:00am - 18-36 months

    Loving bottoms

    FREE Monthly Books

    FREE Monthly Diapers

    FREE Monthly Period Supplies

    Car Seat Safety

    Car seat safety

    Child Passenger Safety Technicians help families understand proper passenger safety and stay up-to-date on all current laws.

    Request a car seat safety check today! 

    YMCA Partnership

    The Regional Office of Education #33 collaborates with the YMCA Early Learning Center to offer a Center-Based Program for the families in our communities.  Enrolled families with children 0-3 can utilize the ROE 33 Parents as Teachers program and the Knox County YMCA Early Learning Center.

    Parent Educators will focus on establishing and meeting the child's goal during the day at the Center, while families focus on family goals in the evening once a month with their Parent Educator.  Families can also take advantage of monthly playgroups, screenings, parenting information, and tips offered at the Center.


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    Early Childhood Prenatal to Age 3 Staff