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Early Intervention

What is Early Intervention?

Early Intervention (EI) is a family-centered program for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. EI supports families and provides services to help children reach their maximum potential. EI’s services help nurture the growth and development of children, birth to 3 years old. North Carolina’s early intervention program is called the Infant-Toddler Program.

Want to know more?

The North Carolina Early Intervention Branch (NCEI) is a part of the N.C. Division of Public Health. It is the lead agency for the N.C. Infant-Toddler Program (ITP). Sixteen Children’s Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs) across North Carolina work with local service providers to help families help their children succeed.

If you have concerns about a child who is 3 years (36 months) or younger, contact North Carolina’s Early Intervention office for an evaluation.