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 https://1800earlyon.org.
Michigan FFY2012 Annual Performance Report (submitted 1/30/14)
Notice of Public Hearing - Public Comment Requested
MDE requests public comment on the proposed Michigan Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (aka Early On®) Federal Fiscal Year 2014 application. The period of public participation extends from January 28, 2014, through March 29, 2014, with public comment accepted only February 27, 2014 through March 29, 2014. Click on the following link for the FFY 2014 application and public comment instructions: Part C Notice of Public Hearing.
The Michigan Department of Education Office of Great Start is pleased to announce that the newly revised and formatted Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Infant and Toddler Programs, Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten, andMichigan Out-of-School Time Standards of Quality have been posted to http://www.michigan.gov/greatstart. These standards documents provide information for parents, caregivers and teachers to understand how children are developing and what they should be learning, and the characteristics of settings and programs that best promote their development and learning at various ages.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Public Reporting of Data
The federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) at Section 300.602(b)(1)(i)(A) require public reporting on the performance of each early intervention program on the targets established in the State Performance Plan (SPP) for each of the priority areas for Part C (Birth through age 2), Early On Michigan. By June 15, Service Area data will be available to the public on the Michigan Department of Education's website www.mischooldata.org. A PDF of the data can also be downloaded here: MDE Early On Public Reports 2011-2012 .
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.
Early On Resources
Early On Michigan Organizations
Early On Policies
Many procedural documents are also posted on the Early OnTraining and Technical Assistance website: http://eotta.ccresa.org.
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