Our People

beginnings’ Infant Program has been offering services to San Diego County for over 18 years. Our staff are highly skilled and are committed to providing quality early intervention services to  families.

Executive Director – Dora Acosta

Dora Acosta holds a Master’s degree in  Early Childhood Special Education from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Arts  in Psychology from University of California, San Diego. She has worked in the field of child development for over 25 years, and previously worked in related research areas. In 1993 she founded beginnings Infant Program to provide a unique and personalized service to young children at risk or with developmental disabilities. Her goal is to always strive to achieve the best possible for the child and the family.

2013-07-26-13.01.25Professional Staff – Interventionists

Our Interventionists are all college graduates, with educational backgrounds in fields such as child family development, human development, education, special education and psychology. They are also bi-lingual and bi-cultural.

Our Early Interventionists (EI) are committed to continuing their education through conferences, workshops, and classes. They also work together and share their strengths in order to better serve our children and families.

Some of our interventionists are parents of children with special needs and have personal experienced. This can help them understand what a parent feels and is going through after a diagnosis.

All interventionalists receive reflective supervision (by an external professional) on site.

Support Staff – Office and Business Management

Our support staff are also committed to continuing their education, in order to better meet the needs of our families. They are all Spanish speakers and some even speak Italian, Russian, and Bulgarian.

Specialist Partners

We have partnered with some of San Diego’s finest therapists – occupational, speech and physical. Our specialists have over 100 combined years of experience in their fields. They will conduct a consultation and recommendations to improve your child’s area of development.