Every child deserves every opportunity to grow and flourish. During the infant and toddler years, young children explore their world as they develop physically, intellectually, and emotionally. And although children learn and grow at different rates, you may sense that your child has developmental challenges that require professional support. That's where we come in.
metrochildren provides the early intervention services to support and promote your child's development. Our professional team of therapists and educators partners with parents and families to design and implement customized programs that meet each child's special needs. The earlier the intervention, the greater the long-term effect on the child.
Early intervention services are provided at no cost to the family. We work with you to determine your child's eligibility and to guide you through each step of the referral process.
Early Intervention Program (EIP)
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county governments for children under the age of three who have or are suspected of having a developmental delay and/or disability. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the municipality (For NYC, dial 311) to receive EIP services. All EIP services are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to parents, but that health insurance may be accessed for reimbursement for EIP services provided to eligible children and their families. A child's eligibility for EIP can only be determined by state-approved evaluators under contract with the state/municipality. All needed EI services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality will arrange for service providers, considering the individual needs of the child and family, to deliver services authorized by the municipality. When early intervention services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any associated costs with such access to child care or community locations. Metrochildren is an approved early intervention provider agency and has an agreement with NYS Department of Health and has been authorized by NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide EI services.