Early Childhood Services

NSMHA offers evaluations and early intervention services for children from birth to age 3 in the communities of Chelsea, Winthrop, Charlestown, Revere and East Boston.

Early Intervention
Harbor Area Early Childhood Services offers developmental therapies to children aged birth to three years. Early Intervention services are provided to infants and toddlers presenting with developmental delay or who have risk of delay due to environmental, medical and/or biological factors.

Supportive Child Care
Harbor Area Child Care is a specialized therapeutic child care program serving 12 toddler/preschoolers until age three years of age through a closed referral process with the Department of Children and Families.

In-Home Therapy
In-Home Therapy is a program of the Child & Family Outpatient Division. This voluntary service is reimbursable through Medicaid/ MassHealth, and is designed for families with children under 5 who are experiencing difficulty due to a mental health condition in the home. A primary goal of the program is to support families in adopting strategies and interventions that enable them to work together positively to manage or avert a crisis so the family can remain together. Families enrolled in the program are assigned to a team who helps families identify goals and measurable objectives and discuss how to achieve them. In-Home Therapy teams are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin and English.