Early Intervention: Services


Early Intervention: Services

“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 Early Start Intake Process
What happens after you are referred?

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.


The Individualized Family Service Plan
Planning for your Family's Success

The Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is the foundation of services that are family-centered.

Wesley and Landon are off to preschool!

Early Intervention Services
Assisting Families and Children

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.


Early Intervention Mandated Services

Early intervention services are described in federal regulations for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), (Section 303.13 and 303.13) which follow.