Guiding The Young Generation To Success with LEAD-K

LEAD-K Family Services is the recipient of the 4 year federal grant starting in 2020 by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA-20-047). We now function as the current Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) in California. Our centralized services focus on connecting families with their local school district, Early Start home visit teachers, parent mentors, Deaf coaches and other supports as outlined in an Individualized Family Support Plan. We also work with the Department of Education, Department of Developmental Services, and the Department of Social Services to ensure your family is receiving all needed services.

Sheri Farinha

CEO of NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing & Principal Investigator, HRSA sfarinha@norcalcenter.org

Cheryl Bella

LEAD-K Family Program Manager 916-367-0511 VP cheryl@leadkfamilyservices.org
Hearing Screenings of all infants before 1 month of age
enrollment in deaf coach services as offered through early intervention by 9 months of age
Audiological Diagnosis before 3 months of age if the infant does not pass hearing screening
Enrollment in early intervention services by 6 months of age
Connected with Family/Parent Mentor by 6 months of age
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About the Teachers

Our Parent Mentors

We have an excellent teacher to child ratio at our Kindergarten to ensure that each child receives the attention he or she needs.

Home Visits


Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)

Language Milestones

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