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Early On



Early On is a statewide Comprehensive early intervention system that provides a range of family services and supports to help infants and toddlers from birth to 36 months who have developmental delays or established conditions which may lead to delays. Research has shown that by addressing delays early on, especially between birth and age 3, we can more effectively impact a child's development, even into adulthood. 

The developmental needs of infants and toddlers are addressed through the collaborative efforts of several agencies in the community.  One of the purposes of Early On is to help families trying to find out about services for which they may be eligible.

In Macomb County, the Intermediate School District oversees Early On, including accepting referrals. Referrals to Early On come from a variety of Sources including, hospitals, doctors, parents and community agencies. If your child is eligible for Early on, Service providers could be from a variety of Community Agencies. 

Assessment Center Services

The MISD Assessment Center provides diagnostic services to respond to the concerns of families regarding the growth and development of their infant or toddler.

Who is Eligible for Early On?

Eligible infants and toddlers include those birth to 36 months of age who have: an "established condition" (i.e. a diagnosed physical or mental condition which may result in a developmental delay in at least one area of development.

Family Events & Outings

Early On Macomb hosts Family Events & Outings for all the families enrolled in Early On and Macomb Infant Preschool Program (MIPP).  Families are invited to participate in community outings.

Parent Workshops

Early On's "Parent Learning Series" is an adult evening held quarterly to discuss a different topic regarding infants and toddlers.

Macomb Infant Preschool Program (MIPP)

The MIPP Program serves eligible children ranging in age from a few weeks to three years who need special education services because of a medical difficulty or developmental delay that can affect learning.

Early On Part C

More information for families with infants and toddlers.

Transition Information

When the child is 2 1/2 years old or transitioning from Early On -- Obtain more information here.

Informationón y Resources en Español

For information and resources in Spanish.

Resources - Tool Kits

Early On Macomb has produced a number of Tool Kits to help service coordinators and families manage different situations and circumstances.  These Tool Kits provide research, insight, and guidance as a compilation of important current information, but it is not necessarily meant to provide all the answers.

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To learn more about Early On please see these videos: