Preschool Clinical Programs

Johns Hopkins Bayview Preschool IOP Team

For children from birth to age 5

Medical Director: Vanessa Howells, M.D.
Program Supervisor: Michele Bower, LCPC
Location: Preschool Clinical Programs
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
5500 E. Lombard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
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The Preschool Clinical Programs in Child Psychiatry

include help for very young children with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Oppositional behavior
  • Aggression
  • Sleeping problems
  • Eating problems
  • ADHD
  • Symptoms consistent with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Other developmental concerns

Referrals are made by families, pediatricians and social agencies. Reasons for referrals include aggression and other behavior problems, sleeping and eating problems, hyperactivity, anxiety and developmental issues. Medical Assistance and some private insurance are accepted.

Preschool Clinical Outpatient Program

The Preschool Clinical Outpatient Program services include an in-depth psychosocial and psychiatric evaluation. After an evaluation is completed, the child and his or her family may attend individual, family or group treatment sessions. An individualized treatment plan is developed with the family to help identify problem areas and methods to resolve the problems.

Close collaboration with all care providers is an important part of these services. Treatment may include psychological testing, casework services, referrals for speech and language assessment, and referrals to Child Find and, Infant and Toddler Program.

HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Later appointments may be available.

For more information or to make an appointment for the Preschool Clinical Outpatient Program call 410-550-0104

Preschool Therapeutic Learning Center

The Preschool Therapeutic Learning Center is a unique program for children ages three to five and offers a complete initial evaluation including psychiatric and psychosocial assessment. Additional services may include development and psychological assessment, occupational therapy, speech and language assessments, and medication evaluation.

Each child and his or her parent(s) attend five days a week between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Transportation may be provided to families without their own transportation. Please inform the treatment team if you need to bring a sibling.

Each child and his or her caregiver(s) are assigned a primary therapist who oversees all services to the family. Services may include individual and family therapy, speech and language treatment, occupational therapy and group therapy.

For more information or to make an appointment for the Preschool Therapeutic Learning Center call 410-550-7915

Our Space

Support for our very young children and their families is provided in play environments by licensed therapists.

Circle Time

Johns Hopkins Bayview Preschool IOP Circle Time Space

Center Time

Johns Hopkins Bayview Preschool IOP Center Time Space

Reading Area

Johns Hopkins Bayview Preschool IOP Reading Area