Part C/Early Intervention services build upon and provide supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children’s learning and development through every day learning opportunities.
The purpose of Early Intervention (EI) is to provide supports and services to infants and toddlers from birth through age two who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development. The program focuses on helping this population 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, preschool or school programs, and in the community. The program enables families to provide care for their child and have the resources they need to participate in their own desired family and community activities. EI supports and services focus on increasing the child's participation in family and community activities that are important to the family, and focus on helping parents and other caregivers know how to find ways to help their child learn during everyday activities.
These supports and services are available for all eligible children and their families regardless of the family's ability to pay.
EI services are designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers and the needs of their families, as these needs relate to enhancing the child’s development. The case manager in the Intellectual Disabilities division conducts a developmental screening, completes an Individual Family Service Plan and coordinates services, and helps families by providing resources to meet basic family needs.
Erin Austin, Part C System Manager
Fax: (804) 343-7684
Referral Line: 804-855-CRIB (2742)
Useful Resources about Early Intervention:
Infant and Toddler Connection
VCU Partnership for People with Disabilities
Goodwill Richmond Employment
Dress for Success Central Virginia
CHIP of Virginia
Virginia Child Care
Greater Richmond Workforce
Children's Museum of Richmond
Early Learning Fact Sheet
Dr. Evelyn Frazier Bon Secours Developmental and Special Needs Pediatrics
Community Resources – 2-1-1 Virginia
Resources for Spanish-Speaking Families