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Early On® Michigan
Early On® Michigan
Every parent looks forward to their baby's first smile, first words, and first steps. But what happens when a child is behind in reaching those milestones? If you are worried that your child "seems behind" compared to other children of the same age, it might be time to contact Early On.
Early On is Michigan's early intervention system for helping infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age who have a disability, developmental delay(s) or are at risk for delay(s) due to certain health conditions, and their families. It's designed to help families find the social, health, and educational services that will promote the development of their infants and toddlers with special needs.
Don't worry. But don't wait.
To understand whether you should refer a child, learn more about typical development by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Learn the Signs, Act Early. campaign.
If you think your infant or toddler may have a developmental delay or a pre-existing medical condition, contact Early On at 1-800-EarlyOn (800-327-5966) or complete the online referral form: Referral Form.
Early On is offered by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) as the state lead agency for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). MDE collaborates with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) 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.
Michigan COVID-19 Guidance
To access all COVID-19 updates, go to the MDE COVID-19 Education Information and Resources page.
Additional early childhood information and resources can be found on MDE's COVID-19 Early Childhood Information and Resources page.
For more information on statewide efforts, please visit the coordinated Michigan Coronavirus website.
U.S. Dept. of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Q&As
Early On Federal Formula
Fiscal Year 2022 Application Documents
Early On Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP)
Fiscal Year 2022 Early On ARP Application Documents
NEW!! 2021-2022 Early On Federal ARP Supplemental Allocations
2021-2022 Final Early On Federal + ARP Allocations
Early On ARP Important Information
Early On ARP Allowable Cost Guide
Early On ARP Participant Support Costs Excel Worksheet
Early On ARP Capital Outlay Request Form
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Fact Sheet
State School Aid Act Section 54d
Fiscal Year 2022
2021-2022 Early On State School Aid Section 54d Allocations
2021-2022 Early On Section 54d Important Information
2021-2022 Early On Section 54d Instructions for Completing Application for Section 54d Funds
2021-2022 Early On Section 54d Allowable Cost Guide
Guiding Questions to Inform Focus Area Selection
2021-2022 Early On Section 54d Focus Area Selection Spreadsheet
2021-2022 Early On Section 54d Instructions for Completing Data Spreadsheet
2021-2022 Early On Section 54d Data Spreadsheet
Capital Outlay Request Form
Fiscal Year 2021
2020-2021 Early On State School Aid Section 54d Allocations
2020-2021 Early On State School Aid Section 54d Important Application Information
2020-2021 Instructions for Completing Application for FY21 Section 54d Funds
State School Aid Act Section 54d Non-Supplanting Requirement Q&A
State School Aid Act Section 54d Questions from the Field (posted 9-21-18) Excel format
Application for FY19 Section 54d of the State School Aid Act Funds for Early On Webinar Recording
If you would like a copy of the PowerPoint, please contact Cheryl Najm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-335-1580.
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" by choosing the pages K-12 Grade, Special Education, and Annual Public Reporting.
Specific questions regarding the Early On or infant/toddler content of the Public Report should be addressed to Janet Timbs at email@example.com. If you have difficulty with the public reporting website, please email CEPI@michigan.gov.FFY20 Michigan Part C Public Reports (published May 2022) (Excel format)
Early On Michigan Organizations
Early On PoliciesEligibility for Early On
Eligibility for Early On - Michigan Mandatory Special Education (MMSE) Eligibility
Michigan Policy on Screening of Children Referred to Part C of IDEA
Early On Michigan Part C of IDEA State Plan
System of Payments Policy for Part C of IDEA
Early On Michigan Family Guidebook (English, Spanish & Arabic)
Your Family Has Rights Brochure (English, Spanish & Arabic)
Procedural Safeguards Protecting Families Rights (English)
Procedural Safeguards Protecting Families Rights (Spanish)
Procedural Safeguards Protecting Families Rights (Arabic)
Early Intervention (Early On) Due Process Complaint Procedures (English)
Early Intervention (Early On) Due Process Complaint Procedures (Spanish)
Early Intervention (Early On) Due Process Complaint Procedures (Arabic)
Special Education Dispute Resolution Options
Special Education Due Process Complaint Procedures (Revised 4/2020)
Special Education Due Process Complaint/Request for Hearing Model Form
Special Education State Complaints: Procedures and Model Forms
Special Education State Complaints: Procedures and Model Forms (Spanish)
Special Education Mediation Services
Michigan Alliance for Families
Kindergarten Readiness Information
Michigan Family to Family Early On Michigan Glossary
Federal Reports/PerformanceSPP/APR Results Indicator Targets Through 2025
Michigan FFY20 Part C SPP/APR
Michigan FFY22 Part C of IDEA Application
Michigan's Part C 2021 Determination letter
2021 Part C Results-Driven Accountability Matrix
How the Department Made Determinations in 2021
Michigan's Part C State Systemic Improvement Plan
Federal Resources2011 Part C Regulations
State ResourcesMany procedural documents are also posted on the Early On Training and Technical Assistance website: http://eotta.ccresa.org
2021-2022 Early On Federal, ARP, and Section 54d Allocations
2021-2022 Final Early On Federal + ARP Allocations
2020-2021 Final Early On Federal Allocations
2019-2020 Early On GEER Allocations
5-3-2012 Memo - Maintenance of Effort as Required Under IDEA
5-16-2016 Memo - New Authorization to Share Forms
9-13-2016 Memo - Clarification Around Request for Protected Information and Authorization to Release Early On Records Forms
6-26-2018 Memo - Early On Procedural Safeguards Protecting Families' Rights
5-13-2021 Memo - Determination Requirements under Part C of IDEA and How Local Service Area Determinations Were Established - May 2021
Authorization to Release Early On Record
Birth through Five Child Outcomes Summary Manual
Child Outcomes Summary Data Manual
Early On Consultant and EOT&TA Specialist Service Area Assignments (2-2021)
Early On Data Website
Early On Michigan Implementation Manual
Established Conditions List and Established Conditions List one-pager
Feeding and Swallowing Concerns Guidance Document 2015
Guidance for Early On Services Component
How do I begin the process of becoming Endorsed® by MI-AIMH?
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Elements
Local Interagency Coordinating Council Handbook
Maintenance of Effort Process
Maintenance of Effort Q&A
Periodic Review of IFSP and Annual Meeting to Evaluate IFSP Guidance
Essentials of Early On Training Memo
Personnel Standards and Essentials of Early On Training FAQs
Prior Written Notice: Birth to Three Years
Questions and Answers Regarding Data Collection for Young Children Under Three Years of Age
Request for Information (Non-Health)
Request for Protected Information (Health)
Janet Timbs, Manager, Birth to Five Early Childhood Special Education
Laura Goldthwait, Consultant
Kelly Hurshe, Consultant
Colleen O'Connor, Consultant
Barb Schinderle, MICC Liaison
Cheryl Najm, Departmental Analyst