Early Intervention

Since 1974, TLC has provided home-based early intervention services to Wake County. Child Developmental Specialists provide developmental therapy to children from birth to 5 years of age in their home or child care setting. TLC therapists provide educational support to the families of young children with special needs or who are at risk for delays and work directly with the children to help them improve skills and meet developmental milestones. The Child Development Specialists have NC Infant/Toddler/Family Specialist Certification or Provisional Certification (with supervision).

Home-based Therapy

Since 1974, TLC has provided home-based Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) to children and families in Wake County and beyond. ECIS are provided to children from birth to 3 years who are at risk or showing signs of developmental delays or have a specific diagnosis. Therapists provide educational support to families of young children with special needs and work directly with the child in order to help him or her strengthen necessary skills and meet developmental milestones before entering pre-k.

Group Therapy

In addition to home-based therapy, TLC offers a collaborative playgroup for children 24 months to 3 years of age. Building Blocks Developmental Playgroup provides weekly opportunities to children to interact and engage with other children of all abilities as they learn, practice and strengthen play and social skills. Together, we will sing, engage, explore and create while learning to follow directions and participate in group activities. Both in-home ECIS and Building Blocks Playgroups have bilingual therapists on staff. Building Blocks Playgroup sessions are held Monday through Friday 9:45 – 11:45 a.m. on TLC’s campus, as well as St. Paul’s Christian Church (3331 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh).

Positive Parenting Program

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) addresses the needs of each family by equipping parents with the skills needed to support their child with special needs. All parents can use support with simple and practical strategy to confidently manage and balance family life. Tammy Lynn Center provides all levels of support from Positive Parenting seminars to individual training sessions.


We serve children from birth to 3 years of age, referred by Child Development Services Agencies (CDSA).


For more information, please contact our ECIS Manager, Jeana Ellis at jellis@tammylynncenter.org or 919-755-2681