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.
Citlali Herguera-Acosta holds a Master’s degree in Child Development with a Concentration in Early Childhood Mental Health (LPCC) from San Diego State University, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor license (#12880) from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Early Childhood Transdisciplinary Education and Mental Health (EC-TEaMH) graduate certificate from SDSU, Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Arts from University of California, Santa Cruz. She works in the fields of child development and early childhood mental health, and is striving to bridge the gap between the two fields to best support the developmental and relational well being of the children and families of San Diego.
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 outcome for the child and the family.
Our Interventionists are all college graduates, with bachelor or master degrees in fields such as child family development, human development, education, special education and psychology. We are a multicultural group of early Interventionists with the majority of us are bilingual (English, Spanish and Farsi).
Our Early Interventionists (EI) are committed to continuing their education through conferences, workshops, and classes. Our team is also trained in baby signs and Infant Massage. They 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.
The women behind the phone are Sandra and Paola, two wonderful ladies who are happy to help you with all your inquiries and needs. Our support staff are also committed to continuing their education, in order to better meet the needs of our families. All support staff are bilingual, Spanish Speaking.
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.