Wednesday was Graduation Day at the Assistance League of Laguna Beach Chapter House.
Five babies were garbed in caps and gowns for the ceremony, which celebrated the completion of the Early Intervention Program, or EIP, for developmentally delayed infants up to a year old.
The EIP, which started 1976, is designed to provide group-based therapy for infants and hands-on training for parents.
"This is our signature program," said Carrie Joyce, chapter publicity chairwoman and retired assistant to the Laguna fire chiefs. "Doctors recommend our program to parents. We have a trained therapist and specialists who work with the children every week.
"And then between 11 a.m. and noon, league members rock the babies or walk with them while their parents meet with a therapist in a support group. All the money earned at the Turnabout Thrift Shop on Glenneyre Street is for the program, which is free, regardless of economic background."