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Birth to Three: Early Intervention Program

Helping Delaware's parents make the most of their child's early years.


Your baby's WONDER YEARS should mark simple milestones.

Between birth and age 3, infants reach many developmental milestones. If your child is not reaching these milestones, or reaching them much later than other children, it could be a sign of a developmental delay. Fortunately, help is available.


If you see a delay, don't delay.

If something’s not quite right, discuss any developmental delay concerns or questions immediately with your health care provider or pediatrician. You could be referred to a specialist, or you could enroll your infant in Delaware’s Birth to Three Early Intervention Program — early childhood services and professionals who can provide the early assistance your child might need, confidently and confidentially.


Who We Are

The Birth to Three Early Intervention Program helps families meet the needs of their infant or toddler with a significant developmental delay or disability. Referrals can be made by a parent, physician, childcare provider, family member, or anyone else concerned about a child’s development.


What We Do

  1. Each family who is referred to the program has a Family Service Coordinator to help with the process of an evaluation to determine eligibility and, if eligible, a child assessment and family-directed assessment.
  2. An Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed by the family and the team for the eligible child and the family. It is based on the identified strengths, needs, and goals of the child and family, and it supports the child’s learning and development.
  3. Early intervention services are provided in places where children usually play or take part in daily activities.


If you see a delay, have a concern, or just want more information, talk to your health care provider or pediatrician, or dial 2-1-1.


Other Information:

FFY2021 Annual Performance Report (APR)
2022 OSEP Determination Letter
2022 SSIP Implementation and Evaluation Plan
Close Out Letter, 2022
FFY2022 Family Survey Report

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