Early On / Early Intervention

Early On


Early On / Early InterventionHome Visitor with young child

Most parents wonder at times if their child is growing and developing like other children. If you think that your child’s growth, learning, or social skills are not the same as those of other children the same age, don't worry, but don't wait.

If you have questions about how your child is developing or if you think that your child might need extra help, you are entitled to a free evaluation through Early On (age 0-3) or Build Up Michigan (age 3+).

Make a Referral

Place an Early On referral (age 0-3) by completing an online form at http://www.1800earlyon.org/ or by calling 1-800-Early-On (1-800-327-5966).

Place a Build Up Michigan referral (age 3+) by calling Alicia Kruk at 734-994-8100 x 1272.

Free developmental questionnaire

If you do not want to make a referral, but are still curious about your child’s development,  you can take a free developmental questionnaire at washtenawsuccessby6.org/parents/screening, thanks to Washtenaw Success by 6 Great Start Collaborative.

About Early On

Early On is the State of Michigan Early Intervention program.

Early On exists to provide early intervention services to children, birth to three years of age, with developmental delays and/or disabilities and their families. 


Early On builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance eligible children's learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.


Infants and toddlers who are enrolled in Early On reach their fullest potential, successfully transitioning to the next phase of life, with empowered and supportive families.

As Michigan’s Part C of IDEA program, the purpose of Early On is:

  • To enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities and to minimize their potential for developmental delay.
  • To minimize the need for special education and related services when these children reach school age.
  • To maximize their potential to live independently.
  • To enhance the capacity of families (and communities) to meet the special needs of their children with disabilities.


If you have a concern about your child’s development, and feel that he or she may be eligible for services through Early On, your child is entitled to a complete an Early On assessment, including a multidisciplinary developmental evaluation. Through the assessment and evaluation process, Early On will use an evaluation tool, family observation/assessment, physician’s reports, health history, family interviews, and other relevant information to determine whether or not each child is eligible for Early On services.

Families with eligible children will work with Early On to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to address the needs of the child and family. Services provided are determined using the results of the assessment process and in partnership with the family.

Children may also be eligible for Early On when they have a preexisting medical condition known to cause delays.  Children found eligible based on established condition remain eligible as long as the diagnosis is present. 

For a complete list of established conditions.

If you feel that your child may have a developmental delay in any area of development…

Don’t worry, but don’t wait.


Early On of Michigan Home Page (http://www.1800earlyon.org/)

Early On Forms for Download

Early On Date Calculator

Do you have a 3, 4, or 5 year old who struggling to learn?

Build Up helps parents and their children, ages 3 through 5, get additional educational support as they begin and continue to learn the skills needed to enter kindergarten.

Build Up's goal is to refer all children who may be eligible for special education services to the appropriate agencies, through Michigan’s Administrative Rules for Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B.

If you are concerned about your 3, 4, or 5-year olds development and would like to request a Special Education Evaluation, please click the link below to submit a request. * If your child already has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in your local school district, you do not need to submit a new request. If you have questions about an existing IEP, please contact your local school district. 

Alicia Kruk

734 994 8100 x 1272