Project Description


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.

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.

For More Information in Chatham County: Kelsy McCeney, 919-806-6447 Email Kelsy

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), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).

For More Information

Orange and Chatham Counties: Kathy Eden, MSW, LCSW; 919-358-3585, Child Therapy 0-5, Early Intervention 0-3.

Orange and Chatham Counties, Spanish: Sofia Moyano Kleckner, LPC; 919-321-5515, Child Therapy 0-5, Early Intervention 0-3

Referrals and Intake: Marie Jost; 919-644-6590

The evidence-based Incredible Years Parent Training Program is a free evidence-based program for parents of children aged 3-6 years. 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.

Parent Cafés is a free 5-part “Family Cafe” series, using the Be Strong Community Cafe model. The Cafés were designed as a parent-to-parent way to bring the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors to families. Grounded in “Living the Protective Factors” framework, topics covered included self-care, safety and boundaries, parent-child relationships, empowerment, telling your story, and living the protective factors. This has proven to have relevance with families served and effectiveness by the use of structured discussions, guided interactions, reflection, and processing. These processes have been found to align to the adult learning process.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups are weekly facilitated play groups for young children and their family, friend and neighbor caregivers and parents. The program is based on widely recognized and accepted theories and best practices in the fields of child development; early learning; parent education; family, friend and neighbor care; community development; and cultural competence. The KPL evidence-based model and curricula is augmented with research from the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute’s STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education (STEMI2E2) Center and the Abecedarian Project, for an innovative and holistic approach to shaping social/emotional competence, language and cognitive skills of participants.

For More Information

Orange & Chatham Counties Incredible Years and Parent Cafés: Courtney White 919-423-6394 Email Courtney

Kaleidoscope Orange County: Susan Johns 919-358-3559 Email Susan

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.

For More Information

Orange and Chatham Counties: Sara Garrison 919-225-9756, Email Sara

KidSCope Early Learning Center
1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Chatham Child Development Center
221 Chatham Square, Siler City, NC, 27344

Orange County:

Melanie Henderson
Email Melanie

Chatham County:

Linda Sutton
919-663-2221 x 2011
Email Linda

These programs provide year round center-based early childhood education to children ages birth-5 in Chapel Hill and 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. Services include educational/developmental activities, parent education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, 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, and participate in the NCPreK program.

KidSCope Director:
Lara Kehle, MS, LPA
Email Lara

KidSCope Orange County Office:

101 Cloister Ct. Suite D
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone: (919)-644-6590
FAX: 919-644-7157

KidSCope Chatham County Office:
220 Chatham Business Dr.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Mailing Address:
PO Box 637
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Phone: (919) 806-6447


Our children and families have looked to us for strength and assistance and we have worked to answer that call. Join us.