Early Intervention Clearinghouse

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse

The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Clearinghouse identifies and collects research-based and best-practice early intervention information to share with families. Questions?...Just Ask


These resources provide information related to the Illinois Early Intervention Program as well as information related to early intervention, child care, legal assistance, and advocacy.

  • Getting Started
    Includes child eligibility requirements, right of refusal, local offices, and your family rights.
  • EI Notes
    Early Intervention topics presented in clear, straightforward language
  • Guides to books and resources on popular topics
    These topical guides will introduce you to important books, videos, and Web resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.
  • Library
    Our free lending library consists of books, journals, and DVDs related to early childhood, parenting, and young children with special needs.
  • How to Obtain Videos Approved for Credentialing Credit
    Videos available from the EI Clearinghouse lending library that have been approved for EI credit hours.
  • Newsletter
    The Early Intervention Newsletter contains up-to-date information and news about EI issues in Illinois
  • Central Directory
    The Early Intervention Central Directory includes links to organizations and projects, here in Illinois, working in early intervention, parenting, developmental delays, special needs, and related topics as well as a listing of early intervention research projects.
  • Illinois Early Intervention Program Services
    Includes information on what services are provided, how services are provided, who provides services, progress, and what to do when your child turns 3.
  • State of Illinois Publications

  • CFC: Forms for Working with Families
    Forms commonly used throughout the state of Illinois in Child and Family Connections (CFC) offices.
  • Multimedia
    In this section, you will find links to audio and video related early intervention topics.
  • Family Stories
    Several times a year, we share the stories of families whose infant or toddler received early intervention (EI) services.
  • Statewide Family Events
    Links to calendars with conferences, workshops, and other events related to early intervention in Illinois.

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EI Staff / Providers

A Guide for Families

The Illinois Early Intervention Program: A Guide for Families
This guide is written for families with questions about their infant or toddler’s development.

CFC offices

Find the Child and Family Connections (CFC) office serving your county or zip code. The 25 CFC offices serve as the local contacts for the Illinois Early Intervention Program. Call the office in the region where you live to get started.

Illinois Department of Human Services: Bureau of Early Intervention

email newsletter

Who we are...

The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse is operated by the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois. The EI Clearinghouse is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Program provides a collection of services for families of children from birth to age 3 who have disabilities or developmental delays or who are at risk of having developmental delays. Families are the key to successful early intervention. Our mission is to provide families with the information they need to support their children's growth and development.


The EI Clearinghouse Web site provides families with access to an extensive early intervention library collection of books, videos, and journals. Some materials are available in Spanish as well as English.

The Web site also contains a newsletter for parents and links to other early intervention information intended for families.

EI professionals: We provide a list of videos approved for CEU credit as well as our library collection. Visit the Web sites of Provider Connections, the statewide network of (Child and Family Connections) CFC offices, and the Illinois EI Training Program.

Contact Us...

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse
Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Children’s Research Center, Room 20
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7469

Toll free: (877) 275-3227
Local: (217) 333-1386

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed on UI Campus Holidays

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The information provided on this Web site is not intended to take the place of either the written law or regulations. The opinions, resources, and links provided on the Web site are intended for information purposes only and are not intended to take the place of medical or legal advice, or of other appropriate services.

The content of the EI Clearinghouse Web site does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or the Illinois Department of Human Services; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or the Illinois Department of Human Services.

University of IllinoisUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Education
Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse
(877) 275-3227