CARE Clinic

What is CARE?

The Solano Comprehensive Assessment, Research and Evaluation (CARE) Clinic is an intensive early assessment and intervention program for children ages 2.9—6 years of age with ongoing developmental, social, emotional, behavioral, sensory, and communication challenges. This program connects children and families with tiered supports to enable them to overcome risk factors and have better opportunity for success.


The CARE Clinic operates 4 hours a day, 5 days a week for 10 weeks.  It is not an educational placement, but an intensive assessment and evaluation process. Participation in the clinic is voluntary. Our transdisciplinary team (speech/language therapists, occupational therapist, behavioral specialists, and mental health clinicians, etc.) assess and recommend effective interventions for parents to use with their children at home and in school settings. Parent involvement is an integral and necessary part of the program. Clinic services include Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and parent education meetings. The PCIT program works with parents and children to improve the quality of their interactions and to teach positive strategies necessary to understand and manage their children’s behaviors. In learning these skills, parents become better equipped to establish and maintain age appropriate limits, improve compliant behaviors in their children.

Care Components

We help children:

  • Develop positive social skills

  • Learn to self-regulate and decrease challenging behaviors 

  • Develop and use their language and communication skills 

  • improve their sensory, gross and fine motor skills

We also offer: 

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, which teaches parents how to more positively interact with their children

  • Parent education and support

Eligibility Criteria for Children

  • Ages between 2.9—6

  • May have developmental delays in any or all areas (e.g. cognitive, social, communication, physical and sensory)

  • May have co-occurring externalizing behaviors and/or social-emotional issues

  • Would benefit from ALL components of CARE

  • Must have parent participation and consistent transportation to our site

  • Commitment to attendance