Welcome Faculty and Birth-to-Three Enthusiasts

The Early On® Center for Higher Education, an Innovative Project of Clinton County RESA, is Michigan’s pre-service initiative to support the development of highly qualified early intervention personnel to work with infants and toddlers, birth to three with disabilities and/or special needs, and their families.

The Early On (EO) Center supports faculty and other professional development providers to strengthen learning experiences for 2-year and 4-year college students so they are knowledgeable of Early On Michigan and competent in their future work with families of infants and toddlers.


Early Intervention

Early Intervention

Early On Michigan offers early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delay(s) and/or disabilities, and their families.

Research has shown that by addressing delays early on - especially between birth and age 3 - we can more effectively impact a child's development, even into adulthood.


Overview of Early Intervention

The Center for Parent Information and Resources provides an overview of the "basics" of early intervention which discusses what early intervention is, who is elgible, developmental milestones/delay, evaluation/assessment, and IFSP writing/timelines.


Agreed Upon Mission and Key Principles for Providing Early Intervention Services In Natural Environments - Workgroup on Principles and Practices in Natural Environments, OSEP TA Community of Practice: Part C Settings. (March, 2008).

  • The “mission statement” reflects the broad over-arching purpose of family- centered early intervention services provided under Part C of IDEA. Principles are the foundations necessary to support the system of family- centered services and supports. Both the mission and principles were developed by the workgroup and reflect consensus opinion.


Seven Key Principles: Looks Like/Doesn't Look Like - Workgroup on Principles and Practices in Natural Environments OSEP TA Community of Practice – Part C Settings. (March, 2008).

  • This handout focuses on the 7 key principles and how they should/shouldn't "look like" in early intervention practice.


DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education - The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (April, 2014).

  • "The DEC Recommended Practces were developed to provide guidance to practicioners and families about the most effective ways to improve the learning outcomes and promote the development of young children, birth through five years of age, who have or are at-risk for developmental delays or disabilities."

Early On Michigan

What is Early On?

•  A statewide system of early intervention services mandated by federal legislation (Part C of IDEA);

•  Designed to help families find the social, health and educational services that will promote the development of their infants and toddlers with special needs;

•  Based on partnerships between families and service providers and on collaboration among community agencies, organizations and private practitioners;

•  Emphasizes early identification and early services.

Purpose of Part C

“To enable young children to be active and successful participants during the early childhood years and in the future in a variety of settings – in their homes, with their families, in child care, in preschool or school programs, and in the community."




Are you wondering what Early On is?  What Part C is?  This powerpoint will answer all the basic questions you have about Early On including what it is, who’s eligible and what the process looks like for families.

POWERPOINT Early On Basics


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