The first few years of a child's life are very important. Children grow and learn at different rates, so if you have questions about how your child is developing or if you think your child might need extra help, call Early On. Early On helps families get the help they need for their children.
If that little voice inside your head is telling you something isn't quite right with your baby or toddler, don't wait to reach out for help. The first three years of a child's life are much too important to let slip by, waiting to see if your little one outgrows your concern.
Don't worry, but don't wait!
Who we are:
Early On is a network of services for children who are developmentally delayed, or at risk of developmental delays because of an established medical condition, or who have a diagnosed disability. Early On services help children from birth to 3 years of age. Eligibility is not based on income and our services are free to the family.
Early On is a family-centered system, with emphasis on family strengths and abilities, which requires the development of an individualized family service plan (IFSP) specific to each child and family. The IFSP is based on the priorities of the family and the results of the family interview and multidisciplinary evaluation. To the maximum extent appropriate, early intervention will occur in natural environments, including the home and community settings.
What services does Early On offer?
Early intervention services may include:
- Family Training, Counseling, & Home Visits
- Special Instruction
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Teacher Consultant for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Psychological Services
- Service Coordination Services
- Medical Services only for diagnostic or evaluation purposes (collaboration with child's physician)
- Early identification, screening, and assessment services; health services necessary to enable the infant or toddler to benefit from the other early intervention services
- Social Work Services
- Teacher Consultant for the Blind & Visually Impaired
There are many options to make a referral.
Online at: 1800earlyon.org
TTY: 517-668-2505available for theDeaf and/or Hard of Hearing
If your child resides within the Hastings or Delton-Kellogg School Districts, you may contact:
Barry Intermediate School District
Early Childhood Intake Coordinator @ ext. 113
Early On Coordinator @ ext. 133