Early Intervention Program (EI) services and supports are designed to help families with children who have developmental delays from birth to 3 years old. Early Intervention services build upon the child’s natural learning process, which occurs during the first few years. Program supports encourage a parent-professional partnership by promoting the healthy development of children through the education and empowerment of families. Services are provided in family centered environments.MCBHC’s EI Service Coordination program identifies eligible children, evaluates the family’s needs, and coordinates additional services for the family. The Service Coordinator assists in scheduling evaluations, making referrals for services, and in monitoring the child’s developmental progress. The Service Coordinator also aids the family with preparation for a successful transition to a preschool program when the child reaches age three.