Birth to 3 Years
Early On is a comprehensive program in Michigan dedicated to supporting infants and toddlers, from birth to age 3, as well as their families. The program specifically focuses on those who exhibit developmental delays or are at risk of delays due to certain health conditions. Its primary objective is to connect families with essential social, health, and educational services that facilitate the optimal development of their infants and toddlers with special needs. Research has consistently shown that early intervention plays a crucial role in preventing or mitigating challenges that may arise later in a child's life.
Early On places significant emphasis on early identification and prompt referral, recognizing the criticality of early intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities. By intervening early, the program aims to minimize potential delays and maximize the benefits of the remarkable brain development that occurs during the first three years of a child's life.
"The goal of early intervention is "To enable young children to be active and successful participants in the early childhood years and in the future in a variety of settings."
If you suspect that your infant/toddler (ages birth to 3) may need special education services, or has a developmental delay, please contact the Early On Coordinator Catherine McCotter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 804-3906. You may also contact our Special Services Department at (248) 865-6470 to be referred for help within our school district.