Who is Early On For?
Early On is for children from birth to
three years of age. Early On is here for your family if you have a
concern about your child’s growth and learning, and helps children who
have a developmental delay.
A developmental delay is when a
child’s rate of growth and learning is different from that of most
children the same age. A developmental delay may be in one of the
- Taking care of basic needs
- Responding to others
- Health issues (physical or mental) that are likely to lead to a developmental delay
What Can Early On Do for My Child & Family?
On helps young children to grow and learn. Working on delays early
means your child gets a great start in life. Early On helps by:
together, and with you, as a team. Early On helps to get people,
activities, supports, and services working together with you. (Think of
Early On as a baseball team. Each player brings different skills. When
all of these skills are put together, the team can play ball. However,
one person alone cannot.)
- Listening to families. You know your
child best. You know your family's routines best. The information you
share with Early On will help your child.
- Getting information to parents. This allows you to be better able to help your child grow and learn.
your family stronger and healthier. That is why some supports and
services may be provided to your family. When your family is strong and
healthy, you will be better able to help your child grow and learn.
you to other families. Raising a child who has developmental delays can
be tough. It may help to talk with other families who have a child with
developmental delays too.