- Family & Children First Council
- Early Intervention
Wyandot County Early Intervention (EI)
Helping children and families wherever they choose to live, play, and spend their day.
EI is a statewide system that provides coordinated early intervention services to parents of eligible children under the age of three with developmental delays or disabilities. EI is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people, in familiar settings. Every family served in EI will have a local team that consists of a service coordinator, service providers, and your family. Your team works with you in your home, or other places you and your family spend time, to develop a coordinated plan called an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). You and your team will work through your IFSP to use your existing supports and resources—and build upon them—to learn to enhance your child’s learning and development.
Parents & Caregivers
You are your child’s best authority. Parents are the primary source of nurturing and helping your child grow and learn during the first three years of life. No one knows your child better than you. Take control today and invest in your child’s future.
EI collaborates with early childhood professionals from a variety of backgrounds. These professionals link families and children in a cohesive network to meet children’s unique needs. They also do a variety of tasks including:
- Provide information to new parents about child development.
- Provide information and link parents to available programs and resources.
- Provide early identification of children with developmental delays.
- Provide guidance and available therapeutic interventions.
Any first-time parent who contacts EI will receive an evaluation to determine if they are eligible for the program. During this evaluation, the EI Staff will conduct a developmental screening on the child. Eligible families will also complete family evaluations, service coordination, and transition planning for preschool. Any parent with concerns about their child’s development should Contact EI or fill out a Referral Request.
Staff Qualification and Credentialing
The Wyandot County Family and Children First Council assures that appropriate and qualified staff carries out EI responsibilities.