Babies Can't Wait - What Is It?

Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) is a comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, multidisciplinary system that provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays and their families. The BCW system is implemented under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Georgia has participated in Part C of IDEA since 1987. BCW is administered by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Family Health Branch. For families of eligible infants and toddlers, BCW provides a window of opportunity for their children to grow, learn and develop to their fullest potential. For professionals, BCW is the chance to give infants and toddlers, whose brains are growing quickly, the opportunity to gain skills, and the chance to teach families to help their children learn these skills.  It is the collaboration between families and professionals that makes BCW so unique.

For more information, visit the BCW web site at You can contact the State Babies Can’t Wait office at 404-657-2726 or toll free at 888-651-8224.


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