The Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age 3
Click here for a good resource on normal development for both EI families and professionals.
Considering a Career in Early Intervention
A video by the Personnel Improvement Center www.nasdse.org/Projects/.../Default.aspx at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) showing early interventionists discussing their work in the field.
EI Provider Recruitment Brochure
Illinois has a statewide, family-centered service system to find and help children who have developmental delays, specific diagnosed conditions, or circumstances which put them at risk of substantial delays. To download this informational brochure, click here
EI - A Guide for Families (IOCI 610-11)
Do you wonder if your child’s development is on target for her age? Most delays are nothing to worry about, but in some young children, delays can signal a special need. This guide is written for families with questions about their infant or toddler’s development.
EI Approach to Service Delivery is Natural Environments
A section of the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) www.nectac.org devoted laws, regulations, principles, and practices regarding Natural Environments.
Authorization Tips for Providers
This document provides general tips regarding authorizations for Providers. It also includes a Sample Authorization for reference. Click Here
Outcomes for Children Served through IDEA’s Early Childhood Programs
Reports data on three outcomes and their meaning:
- Social relationships which includes getting along with other children and relating well with adults
- Use of knowledge and skills which refers to thinking, reasoning, problem solving, and early literacy and math skills
- Taking action to meet needs which includes feeding, dressing, self care, and following rules related to health and safety.
New Provider Flowchart
This schematic shows the process for receiving an Early Intervention Credential. Click Here