Baby taking first steps with Mom holding hands

The Baby Steps Clinic, also known as the CCS High Risk Infant (CCS-HRIF), at the UC Davis MIND Institute provides early developmental care for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduates at risk for developmental delay due to prematurity, congenital heart disease, or other conditions.

Our multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, developmental pediatricians and neonatologists provide support to help parents develop a better understanding of their child’s strengths and needs.

Early intervention is important

Early recognition and intervention for development challenges improves long term outcomes for children.

Our experts will partner with you to:

  • Schedule appointments at nine months, 18 months, and 30 months to perform developmental assessments.
  • Keep track of the new skills your child develops.
  • Provide ideas and information about activities you can do to help your child grow and learn.
  • Monitor social, motor, physical, cognitive, and language development.
  • Help make the complexities of early childhood easier to understand as your child grows and changes.