Early On/Build Up MichiganWhat is Early On?
Early On is the name for Michigan's early intervention system that provides services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delays and/or disabilities. An early intervention system includes:
- activities – things you do day-to-day or programs where your child can play and learn with others
- supports – can be help, resources or information
- services – when a trained professional works directly with your child or helps you learn how to support your child.
Early On can help your child with his or her development. A child's development is their process of growing and learning. It can also help your family to be better able to help your child grow and learn.
Early On is not one single "program." It's a collection of activities, supports, services, and resources provided by many programs such as:
- Public health
- Mental health
- Social services
- Programs where children play and learn
It is also many people with different skills. These people want to work with you to help your child grow and learn.
There is no charge to families for the in-home evaluation, Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) development, or service coordination. If there are costs for services, the Early On service coordinator assists families in locating financial resources, if necessary.
What is Build Up Michigan?
Build Up Michigan provides information about special education programs and services and helps to arrange free screenings or evaluations to find out if a child is eligible for free, extra help from the public school system.
If a child you know is struggling in school or has a physical, emotional, behavioral, or communication problem that might prevent success in school, call Build Up Michigan of Berrien County. We're here to help.
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