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Do you have concerns about your baby, birth to three years? Here are some common activities that your baby should be able to perform during different stages of development.

Crawls and pulls self up by 12 months
Walks unassisted by 18 months
Walks up steps by 24 months

Coos and chuckles by 3 months
Imitates speech sounds by 6 months
Makes "Mama" and "Dada" sounds by 9 months
Uses 2 or 3 words together by 24 months

Smiles at familiar faces by 3 months
Waves bye-bye by 12 months
Helps in house and follows directions by 18 months
Enjoys playing with other children by 24 months

Next Steps
Speak to your child's doctor about your concerns and call the Morris County Early Intervention Service Coordinator at 973-971-4155

If you have a child 3 to 5 years of age whom you suspect may have a handicapping condition, please contact the Child Study Team at 973-361-3010. If your child is under 3 years and you suspect a delay in development, you may contact the Child Study Team to obtain information regarding Early Intervention Programs.

Notice of Child Find Activity
Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act and New Jersey Administrative Code,
Title 6A:14, Special Education

Wharton Borough Public Schools has a responsibility to locate, identify and evaluate all resident students with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services, including students with disabilities attending nonpublic schools.

The school district locates, identifies and evaluates, where appropriate, the following: children below school-entry age (3-5); school age children; children entering school for the first time; children enrolled in public and private schools, transfer pupils and school age children who are eligible to attend school but who are not attending school and who are residents of the Wharton School District.

Upon written request, the district will conduct an initial identification meeting for any resident child to determine whether a referral for special education and related services is appropriate. Such a request may be made by contacting Alice Steinheimer, Director of Special Education and Child Study Team Services, Wharton Borough Public Schools at (973) 361-3010 or by writing her at 137 E. Central Avenue, Wharton, NJ 07885.

The school district provides special education and related services for children ages 3-21. Information for children with potential disabilities or those with disabilities from birth to three is available through Project Child Find, (a service established by the N.J. Department of Education through I.D.E.A., Part B funds from the U.S. Department of Education) at 1-800-322-8174.



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