Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) helps babies and toddlers, ages birth to 3, with disabilities or delays in their development. ECI supports families through education and family services to help their children reach their potential.

Families and staff work as a team to develop a plan outlining services for the child and family. Most services are provided in the home or community to help children learn the basic skills that are a part of their family’s daily routines.

Services for children could include:

  • screenings and assessments, including hearing and vision
  • specialized skills training
  • physical, occupational, speech and language therapy
  • activities to develop learning and eating skills
  • activities to help social and emotional development
  • assistive technology
  • moving on to school or other services as needed at age 3 or when graduating from the program
  • nutritional services
  • supporting child care or preschool teachers of enrolled children

Services for families could include:

  • education and counseling
  • coordination of needed social and health services
  • access to support groups