Early Intervention & Special Needs

Early Intervention & Special Needs

Research shows that the first three years of a child’s life is a critical developmental period. Children who may have special needs that impact their development and learning can greatly benefit from early intervention services. When needs are identified and addressed during these crucial years, children have a greater chance of being ready to enter school and achieve their full potential.

About Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) is the Washington State Department of Early Learning program designed to be the first point of contact for any parents concerned about the development of their children birth-3 years old. ESIT offers free developmental screenings for infants and toddlers along with an informational meeting for parents with a Family Resources Coordinator. Once a child is screened, a Family Resources Coordinator helps each family access the Early Intervention services through a referral system and provides each family with additional community resources for support.


Early Support for Infants/Toddlers (ages birth to 3) call 360-750-7507

For information about programs and to schedule a developmental screening visit ESD 112, the local lead agency for Clark, Klickitat, Pacific and Skamania Counties.

Birth to Three Early Intervention – ESD 112

Child Developmental Screening – ESD 112

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) – ESD 112

Please Ask Brochure (this a child development brochure slightly different than what is listed below)

Hearing Loss Brochure

Get Free “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Materials | CDC

Forms & Publications | Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs | Clark County

WATCH AND HELP ME GROW Your baby’s development

Watch and Help Me Grow 3-6 Months (English)

Mírame y ayúdame a crecer 3-6 meses  (Spanish)

Watch and Help Me Grow 6-12 Months (English)

Mírame y ayúdame a crecer 6-12 meses  (Spanish)

Watch and Help Me Grow 12-18 Months (English)

Mírame y ayúdame a crecer 12-18 meses (Spanish)

Zero to Three – Resources for Families

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