Early On® Michigan

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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.  For more information about Early On, please go to https://1800earlyon.org.

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.


Public Comment Requested

MDE requests public comment on the draft Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Michigan Part C of IDEA application.  The period of public participation extends from February 9, 2017 through April 10, 2017, with public comment accepted only February 27, 2017 through 5 p.m., March 29, 2017.  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

Michigan Part C Public Reports Program Year 2014-2015 (published May 2016)  (Excel format)

Resources

Early On Michigan Organizations

Early On Policies

Family Resources

Federal Reports/Performance

Federal Resources  

State Resources
Many procedural documents are also posted on the Early On Training and Technical Assistance website:  http://eotta.ccresa.org
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Staff

Vanessa Winborne, Part C Coordinator
517-335-4865
winbornev@michigan.gov  

Laura Goldthwait, Consultant
517-373-6565
goldthwaitl@michigan.gov 

Kelly Hurshe, Consultant
517-241-8309
hurshek@michigan.gov 

Colleen O'Connor, Consultant
517-241-4291
oconnorc1@michigan.gov  

Barb Schinderle, MICC Liaison
517-241-2591
schinderleb@michigan.gov  

Cheryl Najm, Departmental Analyst
517-335-1580
najmc@michigan.gov