Resources for educators caring for children with special needs

Here you will find information related to Early Intervention or Special Education services for young children.

Resources for caring for children who receive Early Intervention (EI) services

Early Intervention is an integrated developmental service available to the families of children from birth up to the third birthday, for whom there are developmental concerns due to identified disabilities, or whose typical development is at risk due to certain birth or environmental circumstances.  The Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency Early Intervention in Massachusetts.

As an early educator, you may care for children who also receive Early Intervention services. To equip you with the right resources and enhance the collaboration between Early Intervention programs and early education and care programs, EEC has compiled materials for you.

This collaboration tool helps support collaboration between licensed child care programs and Early Intervention service providers.

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and answers on transitions from Early Intervention to Special Education were developed by EEC, DPH, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE).

 

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