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.
Please Ask Brochure (this a child development brochure slightly different than what is listed below)
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
The first three years of life are the most important for lifelong mental health and well-being. We are experts in translating the science of early childhood development into real impact.