Early Intervention

Birth to Age 3

What is Early Intervention?

A program for families with a child up to age 3 with a delay in development and/or qualifying diagnosis. We will evaluate your child’s development and determine if your child qualifies for supports and services. Our primary services include speech, occupational, physical therapy, and developmental intervention.

Early Intervention Program Guide 2021

How do I get started? How do I refer a family?

Does your child live in Arapahoe, Douglas or Elbert County? 
If so, then you’re in the right place! We’ll just need some basic information to get going:

  1. Child’s Name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Address
  4. Parent Phone Number

4 ways to contact us

Complete Our
Intake Form

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303-360-6600, press 2, then press 1

Already a part of Early Intervention?

See our Welcome Guide and State Guides

Who is eligible?

Several areas of development factor into a child's eligibility:


Self-help skills, such as eating, drinking, and dressing


Thinking, learning, reasoning, playing, and attention


Interactions with others, such as looking, listening, and using sounds, gestures, and words to express and understand thoughts and feelings


Body movements to change position or location, such as rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, and using hands for reaching, playing, or eating

Social / Emotional

Developing relationships, self-soothing strategies, getting along with others, and expressing feelings

If your child is determined eligible for Early Intervention, a Service Coordinator will organize in-home or community-based services. Your concerns and child’s needs will determine which services are offered and lead to an Individualized Family Service Plan.

Our primary services include developmental intervention, social/emotional intervention, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology.

Why Early Intervention?

Research shows that the first three years of life are critical for development and learning. If your child is determined eligible, your family will be connected with a service coordinator to organize in-home or community-based services. Together with your coordinator, you’ll direct services and develop an Individualized Family Service Plan.

Read Family Stories 

What happens after my child turns 3?

Developmental Pathways and your local school district are here to support you and your child even when transitioning out of Early Intervention services after age 3.

Looking for more information?

Contact our EI team

303-360-6600, press 2, then press 1

For helpful guides and information about our services, please visit our Helpful Tools page