What is Early Childhood?
Part C Early Intervention (EI) builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children's learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.
- Infants and toddlers learn best through everyday experiences and interactions with familiar people in familiar contexts.
- All families, with the necessary supports and resources, can enhance their children's learning and development.
- The primary role of a service provider in early intervention is to work with and support family members and caregivers in children's lives.
- The early intervention process, from initial contacts through transition, must be dynamic and individualized to reflect the child's and family members' preferences, learning styles and cultural beliefs.
- Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) outcomes must be functional and based on children's and families' needs and family-identified priorities.
- The family's priorities, needs and interests are addressed most appropriately by a primary provider who represents and receives team and community support.
- Interventions with young children and family members must be based on explicit principles, validated practices, best available research, and relevant laws and regulations.
EI Hearing Services: Courtney Sprang
- Family Child Learning Center
- 143 Northwest Ave, Bldg. A
- Tallmadge, OH 44278
- Phone: 330.633.2055
- Fax: 330.633.2658
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If you feel like your child may have a delay, please complete the online referral form through Ohio Early Intervention. Please use the below referral link for children birth-3 years. If your child is 3 years or older, please call 740-397-4607.
Workgroup on Principles and Practices in Natural Environments, OSEP TA Community of Practice: Part C Settings. (2008, March). Agreed upon mission and key principles for providing early intervention services in natural environments. Retrieved from http://ectacenter.org/~pdfs/topics/families/Finalmissionandprinciples3_11_08.pdf.
To learn more about what the seven key principles look like and don't look like, view this guide.
Seven Key Principles: Looks Like / Doesn’t Look Like (PDF)