For children from birth to 3 1/2 years old
Early Intervention supports the family in building skills, resources, and opportunities for their child’s optimal development. Early Intervention supports the development of strong, healthy families, responds to the family’s needs and priorities, and maximizes the child’s learning opportunities.
Who can we help?
The Early Intervention Program is for families with a child from birth to 3 ½ years old who:
- Has been diagnosed with a disability.
- Is experiencing delays in two or more areas of development.
Early Intervention is a voluntary program designed to provide support to families who have questions or concerns regarding their child’s development.
Once eligibility for the program has been determined, Early Intervention Consultants may:
- Visit with you at our office in St. Albert, your home, or a community playgroup that you are attending with your child. Frequency of visits is determined by need and available resources.
- Use a Developmental Screening Tool to help identify areas of strength and areas that could benefit from support.
- Provide information on child development and offer strategies that will support your child’s development.
- Facilitate referrals to other service providers as required.
- Assist in planning for your child’s preschool years.
How to access services
To make an inquiry or referral, please call the Transitions office at 780-458-7371 and ask to speak with an Early Intervention Consultant. Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.