Westfield, MA | Thom Westfield Infant Toddler Services
Thom Westfield Infant Toddler Services is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive, and family-centered early intervention services to infants, toddlers, their families, and others in the community who care for them. Our nurses, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, mental health counselors, educators, and other specialists are passionate about supporting families and young children. If you have a concern regarding your child’s development, please contact us.
209 Root Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Phone: (413) 568-3942
Fax: (413) 568-5983
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00
Communities We Serve:
- West Springfield
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"I went from feeling powerless by the circumstances under which my child was born, to feeling powerful by the knowledge of how to specifically help my son.”
Services We Provide
Early Intervention (EI) in Massachusetts is a statewide, family-centered, developmental service. Thom Child & Family Services offers the earliest possible intervention and support for children birth to three years old and their families. Children can be eligible based upon developmental delays, identified disabilities, or certain birth or environmental circumstances that can put development at risk. Early Intervention services are provided in a child’s natural environment. Regular visits with Early Intervention providers can occur at home, at childcare, and in other community settings.
Early Intervention Programs
In addition to traditional Early Intervention services, Thom Westfield Infant Toddler Services offers specialized programming for children and families. Additional services include:
- Behavior Management Consultation Services for Childcare Providers
- Trainings for Professionals in the Childcare & Early Childhood Fields
- Speech and Language Consultation Services for Childcare Providers
- Autism and Behavioral Services
- Infant Massage
Thom Westfield Infant Toddler Services offers toddler groups for children 18-36 months old. Our staff is trained in techniques to maximize your child’s socialization and developmental skills and we always maintain a 3:1 staff/child ratio. Our groups include children receiving early intervention services as well as their typically developing community peers when space is available. There is also a nominal fee to cover snack and art materials ($10 for 3 months).
If you are interested in your child attending one of our playgroups or have questions about which playgroup might be the best match for your child please contact us Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm at (413) 568-3942 or send us an email.
▸ Little Adventurer’s Club
A drop-off Playgroup held at Thom Westfield Infant Toddler Services. These groups are semi-structured and include activities to promote skills in all areas of development such as language, social skills, sensory, gross and fine motor. Activities include art, snack time, song time, outdoor play (weather permitting), etc.
Monday through Friday - 9:15 to 11:45 and 9:30 to 12:00
Monday - 1:00 to 2:30 and 1:00 to 3:00
▸ Caregiver/Child Groups
These groups are held at Stanley Park in Westfield and Mitteneague Park in West Springfield. Caregivers are encouraged to participate in activities together with their children. Free play and organized group activities such as art, music and motor games, are offered. Activities are geared for children who are 15-36 months old. Caregivers are required to attend this group with their child.
Monday - 9:15 and 10:15
▸ Swim Group
Held at Roots Aquatics Center, caregivers and children work on developing skills in the water while having fun. This group is run in 8 week sessions and is for children 8 months to 3 years of age. The program consists of 30 minute swim classes followed by play time and circle time. There is a one-time $20 fee for the 8 week session.
Thursday - 9:15 to 10:15
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Meet Our Staff
Thom Westfield Infant Toddler Services
Thom Westfield Infant Toddler Services (WITS) is in the business of helping children and their families achieve their goals. We recognize that our success depends on the skills and experience of the people who work for us. Thom Westfield Infant Toddler employs over 50 full and part-time staff members: teachers, counselors, nurses, social workers and therapists, many of them fluent in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian.
Meet some of our dedicated staff:
Liz is an Office Manager who began her career with Thom Child and Family Services at our Springfield program site. She has been with Westfield Infant Toddler Services since 1999, for a combined total of 27 years of service. Prior to working at Thom, she was a teacher’s aide and a parent volunteer. She is a veteran of the US Navy which she credits for honing her skills in attention to detail and, as our insurance liaison, this is a valuable skill. Liz understands the importance of the insurance benefit and takes great pride in helping families so they can access the services needed to help their child.
What brings Liz enjoyment in her job? “I love making sure families understand they are not responsible to pay for our services and there is never an out-of-pocket expense to them. I love working with all the staff, and the best part of my day is seeing the children walk by my office on their way out to the playground.”
Kayla joined our team in April 2022. Prior to working for Thom, Kayla worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is experienced working with children on their sensory motor development and activities of daily living (ADLs). Kayla received her master’s degree from Bay Path University in 2018.
“In April of 2022, I started with Thom WITS and quickly fell in love with birth to three services. I feel lucky to be able to make a positive impact so early in children’s lives and set them up for success for many years to come.”
- Early Childhood Educators
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Speech & Language Pathologists
- Behavioral Specialist
- Social Workers
- Parent Liaison
- Registered Nurses
- Applied Behavioral Analyst Specialists
- Teacher Assistants
- Certified Parent Infant Massage Therapists