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Early Intervention and Support

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Created in 1988 to provide services to young children and their families, KidSCope’s specialized staff provides social-emotional health services for young children, consultation in child care classrooms, parent education, inclusive child care, and resources for families and providers of young children.


Child Care Consultation

Orange County: Alexandra Morris, MSW 919-593-4655

                         Karin Erickson, LCSW 919-824-6394

Chatham County:  Lara Kehle, MS, BCABA, LPA, ITFS 919-358-9270

Provides screening and support to children birth-5 whose child care providers have concerns about their development, behavior, or ability to succeed in the classroom. Consultants provide support based on the needs of individual children and work with child care providers and families to create success strategies in the classroom. Services are provided free of charge and do not require a diagnosis.

KidSCope Outreach Services

Orange & Chatham Counties:

Kathy Eden, MSW, LCSW 919-358-3585 , Child Therapy 0-5, Early Intervention 0-3

Alexandra Morris, MSW 919-593-4655 ,
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Chatham County:  Lara Kehle, MS, BCABA, LPA, ITFS 919-358-9270 , Early Intervention, 0-3

Provide evidence-based therapies for families with children birth-5 which focus on improving the caregiver-child relationship and increasing children’s positive behaviors. Parents are actively involved in the program and gain an understanding of their child's behaviors and how to address them in a developmentally appropriate manner. Services include customized evaluation, early intervention and individual counseling and education for families, including Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS).

For referrals to the Outreach Program, call Marie Jost 919-644-6590, ext. 4821 or email to

Incredible Years Parent Education

Orange & Chatham Counties:

Alexandra Morris, MSW 919-593-4655

The evidence-based Incredible Years Parent Training Program is a free 15-week program for parents of children aged 3-6 years in Orange and Chatham Counties. Parents learn skills to promote children’s social competence, school readiness and to reduce behavior problems. Offered in English and Spanish, classes focus on play and positive involvement with children, praise and rewards, effective limit setting and non-violent discipline practices.

Assuring Better Health and Development (ABCD)

Chatham County: Karin Erickson, MSW, LCSW 919-824-5865

ABCD promotes high-quality developmental screening services in primary care medical practices through medical provider education and technical assistance. ABCD provides free materials, information and consultation about early intervention services, developmental screening, parent education resources, and early learning resources for children birth-5 and their families.

Inclusive Child Care Programs
  • Children's Learning Center, 500 Nash Street, Hillsborough, NC, 27278
  • KidSCope Early Learning Center, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Now Open! For more information about this new program please click here.
  • Chatham Child Development Center, 221 Chatham Square, Siler City, NC, 27344,

Orange County: Melanie Henderson 919-644-6590 x 4850

Orange County/Chapel Hill: Jennifer Decker 919-240-7529

Chatham County: April Alexander, M.Ed 919-663-2221 x 2011

These programs provide year round center-based early childhood education to children ages 2-5 in Hillsborough and birth-5 in Siler City. The programs operate an "inclusion" model for children who are typically developing and those with or at risk for developmental disabilities and/or disabilities in a 50/50 ratio. Services include educational/developmental activities, parent education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, transportation, and before and/after school care. Both centers have Five Star Child Care Licenses from the North Carolina Division of Child Development and a 1 to 6 teacher-child ratio in each class. Both Centers provide services for children who are eligible for NCPreK.

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KidSCope is a division of Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc., whose mission is to develop and demonstrate programs and strategies that will enhance the lives of children and families.


New KidSCope Program in Chapel Hill: KELC!


Contact Information:

KidSCope Director:
Linda Foxworth, M.Ed


KidSCope Chatham County Office
Phone:(919) 358-9270
Physical Address:
200 Sanford Rd, Suite 8
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Mailing Addrees:
PO Box 1388
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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