“By providing strategies to caregivers that allow them to maximize natural learning opportunities in their daily routines and activities, the child has multiple opportunities for intervention across the day, every day, and in contexts that are immediately meaningful to the child and family”
Lee Ann Jung, Ph.D.
The first step in determining eligibility for the Early Start program is to call the the Early Intervention Intake line at (916) 978-6249 to speak to one of the coordinators. Referrals can be made by a parent, health or education provider, child care or social service provider or a staff person from the NICU or hospital just to name a few.
Early Intervention is not a cure for disabilities or risk conditions. Rather, it is a system of coordinated services that promotes the child’s growth and development and supports families during the critical early years.