Birth to 3 Years



Each individual learns and grows in his or her own way. For example, some children begin walking or talking at an earlier or later age than other children. Sometimes this leaves parents with questions or concerns about how their child is developing.


When you have questions or concerns about your child’s development, a good first step is to speak to your family physician. However, many people do not realize that they should also contact their school district.


The Millard School District employs specialists in early childhood development. An evaluation of your child’s skills may be recommended. The evaluation results will help determine if there is a delay in your child’s skills and whether early childhood special education may be appropriate. There is no charge for the evaluation or for services provided.


An important feature of Early Childhood Special Education is collaboration with the family. If needed, an Individual Family Service Plan or Individual Education Program is developed with the family and the appropriate service providers.


Eligible children may receive special education services in their home, daycare, private preschool, or special education preschool classrooms located in five Millard elementary schools.


Special education service providers will work with you and your child and may include one or more of the following: Early Childhood Special Education, Speech/Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, School Psychologist, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired, Vision Consultant, Augmentative Communication Specialist, and School Audiologist.



Andrea Kidd                                      Linda Walters

Teacher                                             Teacher        


Sandy Miller






Meagan Basye

Family Specialist

baby smiling



Brittany Cinfel                                       Laura Hightower

Home Visitor                                         Home Visitor         


Magdalene Funkhouser                      Eileen Cabrera

Family Facilitator                                   Family Facilitator





Kiara Taylor

Home Visitor


baby picture



Early intervention specialists who provide special education services

to eligible children and their families may include an audiologist,

occupational therapist, physical therapist, school psychologist, special

education teacher, speech-language pathologist, teacher of the hearing

impaired, and a visual consultant.

Andrea Parsons

Speech/Language Pathologist


Christine Bukowski

Speech/Language Pathologist


Kris Bamesberger

Birth-3 Speech/Language Pathologist


Denise Larson

Speech/Language Pathologist


Bethany Ray

Occupational Therapist


Amy Houlton

Occupational Therapist


Maggie Hebenstreit

Physical Therapist


Erin Downs

Physical Therapist


Kelly Ealy

Physical Therapist


Michelle Leenerts



Jean Tooher

School Psychologist

Tiffany Bock-Smith

Occupational Therapist

Jean Ruchti

Birth-3 Special Educator


Kim Bolan

Birth-3 Special Educator


Deidre Reeh

Birth-3 Special Educator


Cheryl Decker

Birth-3 Special Educator


Cheryl Custard

Occupational Therapist


Christina LaGrone

Occupational Therapist


Amy Shattuck

Physical Therapist


Jean Daigle

Physical Therapist


Carrie Swaney

Vision Teacher


Darla Bell

Vision Teacher


Cindy Barr-McNair

Vision Teacher


Chris Janovec

School Psychologist