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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.
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 (1-800-327-5966) to confidentially discuss concerns.
Early Onspecializes 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.
Early Onis offered by the Michigan Departments of Education, Community Health and Human Services. For more information about Early On, please go to www.1800earlyon.org.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
The State Board of Education (SBE) approved revisions to several documents on March 12, 2013. New language for the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Infant and Toddler Programs (ECSQ-IT), Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten (ECSQ-PK), and the Michigan Out-of-School Time (MOST) Standards of Qualitycan be found here. While changes to the documents are incorporated into these versions, the complete documents, including guidance for practitioners, content that did not change, formatting, and graphics are not yet available.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Public Reporting of Data
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.govor (517) 335-4865.
If you have difficulty with the public reporting website, please use the following electronic helpline: CEPI@michigan.gov.
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Staff (Click here for an Early On staff organizational chart )
Vanessa Winborne, Part C Coordinator
Laura Goldthwait, Consultant
Kelly Hurshe, Consultant
Colleen O'Connor, Consultant
Barb Schinderle, MICC Liaison
Cheryl Najm, Secretary
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