“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.