Early On® Michigan
When a baby is born, every parent hopes that he/she will have a healthy baby. Sometimes, however, things don't go as planned. The baby may be ill or may seem slow in doing things such as smiling, sitting up or speaking. Early On specializes in evaluating and treating children that are not developing at the same rate as other children. This can include physical, mental, communication, adaptive, social or emotional development.
If you have a concern about a baby's health or development, Early On serves infants and toddlers from birth to 36 months with developmental delay or conditions that could lead to such delay. It has been well established that early intervention is an effective way to prevent or reduce problems for children at a later age. Call 1-800-EarlyOn (800-327-5966) to confidentially discuss concerns.
Early On is offered by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) as the state lead agency. MDE collaborates with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in implementing the Early On system.
Early On Vision
Infants and toddlers who are enrolled in Early On reach their fullest potential, successfully transitioning to the next phase of life, with empowered and supportive families.
Early On Mission
Early On builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance eligible children's learning and development through every day learning opportunities.
Public Comment Requested
MDE requests public comment on the draft Federal Fiscal Year 2018 Michigan Part C of IDEA application. The period of public participation extends from February 23 through April 27, 2018, with public comment accepted only March 13-April 13, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Click on the following link for the draft application and public comment instructions: Part C Public Comment.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Public Reporting of Data
Federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) at Section 303.702(b)(1)(i)(A) require public reporting on the performance of each early intervention program on the targets established in the State Performance Plan for each of the priority areas for Part C (Birth through age 2), Early On Michigan. Data may also be found on www.mischooldata.org by clicking "Download Early On (Part C) Public Report Spreadsheet" under "Special Education - Annual Public Reporting" located in the left navigation menu.
Specific questions regarding the Early On or infant/toddler content of the Public Report should be addressed to Vanessa Winborne at MDE-SPP-Public-Reporting@michigan.gov or 517-335-4865. If you have difficulty with the public reporting website, please email CEPI@michigan.gov.
Early On Michigan Organizations
- Center for Educational Networking
- Early On Michigan Major Grantees
- Early On Michigan Website
- Early On State Interagency Team
- Early On Training & Technical Assistance Website
- Michigan Alliance for Families
- Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council
Early On Policies
- Early On Michigan Glossary
- How to File a Complaint
- Transition to Kindergarten Parent Guides
- Michigan FFY16 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (submitted February 2018)
Indicator 11 & State Systemic Improvement Plan Phase III, Year 2 Report (submitted April 2018)
- Michigan FFY17 Part C Application (submitted 4/21/17) & Revised FFY17 Section III (submitted 5/17/17)
- Michigan State Plan
Many procedural documents are also posted on the Early On Training and Technical Assistance website: http://eotta.ccresa.org.
- 2017-2018 Final Early On Formula Allocations
- 2016-2017 Final Early On Formula Allocations
- 5-3-12 Memo - Maintenance of Effort as Required Under IDEA
- 5-16-16 Memo - New Authorization to Share Forms
- 9-6-16 Memo - Michigan Part C Determination
- 9-13-16 Memo - Clarification Around Request for Protected Information and Authorization to Release Early On Records Forms
- 9-23-16 Memo - Periodic Review vs. Annual IFSP Meeting
- 7-31-17 Memo - Periodic Review vs. Annual IFSP Meeting Guidance
Revised Periodic Review of IFSP and Annual Meeting to Evaluate IFSP Guidance (11-2-17)
- Authorization to Release Early On Record
- Early On Consultants and EOT&TA Specialist Assignments (updated 3/7/18)
- Early On Data Website
- Early On Due Process Complaint Procedures (Revised 2/2018)
- Early On Established Conditions List (Revised 1/2016) & Clarification on the Early On Established Conditions List and FAQ Regarding Established Conditions
- Early On Family Rights & Procedural Safeguards (Revised 2/2018)
- Early On Michigan Implementation Manual
- Early On Michigan Prior Written Notice: Birth to Three Years (4/4/18)
- Early On Parental Consent
- Early On Request for Information (Non-Health)
- Early On Request for Protected Information (Health)
- Essentials of Early On Training Memo (2-4-15)
- Feeding and Swallowing Concerns Guidance Document 2015
- How do I begin the process of becoming Endorsed® by MI-AIMH?
- Implementation Guide to Natural Environments
- Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Checklist (Word format)
- Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Elements
- Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Prototype (Word format)
- Maintenance of Effort Process
- Maintenance of Effort Q&A
- Michigan State Systemic Improvement Plan Phase III
- Personnel Standards (2-4-15)
- Personnel Standards and Essentials of Early On Training FAQs (2-4-15)
- Questions and Answers Regarding Data Collection for Young Children Under Three Year of Age
Vanessa Winborne, Part C Coordinator
Laura Goldthwait, Consultant
Kelly Hurshe, Consultant
Colleen O'Connor, Consultant
Barb Schinderle, MICC Liaison
Cheryl Najm, Departmental Analyst