For Child Care Providers

For Child Care Providers

The staff of Klaras Children’s Center ECI (KCC ECI) provide all services in the child’s natural environment, meaning the home, childcare setting, or other community settings such as the grocery store, restaurants, and parks. KCC ECI recognizes the significant impact that childcare has on young lives. KCC ECI knows how important it is to partner with the childcare center–the director, the teachers, and other staff–to help ensure that the KCC ECI child is successful alongside his/her peers.

It is important for young children to spend time with other children the same age. Indeed, for the child who is experiencing difficulties with development/ behavior, having this inclusion opportunity can be vital for improvement of skills. KCC ECI knows that some children have special concerns which make it difficult for them to do all that is required of them in a childcare setting. Therefore, KCC ECI is devoted to teaming with childcare centers to make the inclusion experience the best it can be for the KCC ECI child, the childcare staff, and for the classmates.


This means that KCC ECI staff can come to the childcare center to:

  • Provide childcare staff with emotional, informational, and other support in regard to a KCC ECI child
  • Model techniques to use with a KCC ECI child
  • Answer questions and provide handouts relating to a KCC ECI child
  • Brainstorm about ways to help a KCC ECI child
  • Help the director/teachers/staff prepare to care for children with special needs
  • Assist the child care staff in other ways

Research shows that techniques teachers learn to use with special needs children benefit all the children in the classroom.

If you suspect a problem with a child’s development and/or behavior, please tell the family about us and give them a KCC ECI brochure. (Please call 254-297-7089,  or toll free 1-866-752-3451 for free KCC ECI brochures.) Discuss with the family about making a referral to us. The family may want to make the referral themselves, or prefer that you do it for them. Either way, we welcome the referral.

For more information, please contact us at: 254-297-7089, or toll free at 866-752-3451. We would be happy to come meet with you and your staff at any time to explain more about what our program has to offer, and what we can do for you and your youngest children/families in need.

If you have developmental and/or behavioral concerns about any of your children that are birth to third birthday, and who live in McLennan, Hill, Bosque, Limestone, Falls, or Freestone County, in the state of Texas, please do not hesitate to refer them to Klaras Children’s Center ECI (KCC ECI) by calling:

(254) 297-7089 or toll free at 1-866-752-3451
or fax us at 254-296-2932.

TO GET CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ANY OTHER ECI PROGRAM IN TEXAS, CALL: 1-877-787-8999, select a language, and then select Option 3

Klaras Children’s Center ECI operates with an open referral policy, meaning anyone can refer a child/family.

Klaras Children’s Center ECI has brochures especially for child care providers, other brochures, and posters, etc. available upon request for providers in the Central Texas area. Please call 297-7089, or toll free at 1-866-752-3451 to request yours today.