Early Identification & Referral

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Early Intervention & Referral

First Steps’ Early Identification and Referral (EI&R) programs serve families with young children with suspected delays in development and coordinates public awareness for BabyNet services, acting as a local portal to connect families to community-based services they may need or desire to ensure the school readiness of their children.

Services include:

  1. Screenings (developmental, vision, hearing) for children ages birth to 5 years with suspected delays in development
  2. Referrals, based up the screening results, to appropriate community resources. This could include the local BabyNet System Point of Entry Office, the local school district, and/or support services such as speech therapy, physical therapy, and programs in libraries and other community resources.
  3. Parent information including strategies to monitor growth and development.

Our EI&R program:

  • Provides early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  • Promotes services and activities that promote child development
  • Increases children’s school readiness and school success

Learn more about Early Identification & Referral with our one page overview