Lekotek is a network of toy lending and family support programs for families with children who have special needs. Children from birth to age 8 years are visited in their home by a social worker or early childhood educator for play sessions and toy loans.
The mission of Lekotek is to use play to stimulate a child’s development and to strengthen family relationships. Lekotek also helps link families with vital community sources. Lekotek believes that options and information empower families to take control of their lives.
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Lekotek services are also provided to families who are experiencing difficulties with child abuse or neglect.
Families with children under age 8, who have developmental delays, or are at risk for delays are referred to the program by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency caseworkers. Parent counseling, help with referral to community agencies, play activities and loan of toys are provided for this program.