Resources for EI Staff & Providers


Getting Started in Early Intervention

Learn how to find out if your child is eligible for services under the Illinois Early Intervention Program and where to go from there.
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Everyday Early Intervention During Trying Times

Promote development during trying times with simple activities at home.
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Resource Guides

Topical guides to important books, videos, and Web resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.
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Toolboxes include a collection of digital resources such as websites, articles, and videos related to a common theme.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Families and providers frequently have questions about different topics in Early Intervention. These topics include our tech loan program, transitioning from EI to school services, and extended services for eligible children.
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EIC Technology Loan Program

The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse is loaning technology to help families in early intervention participate in live video visits, or telehealth.
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Everyday Early Intervention Blogs

Daily routines and playtimes provide opportunities for all children to learn. This blog explores practical ways that caregivers and professionals can promote child development.


Links to audio and video related early intervention topics.
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Tip Sheets

Family-focused, early intervention topics presented in clear, straightforward language.
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CFC Procedure Manual

Forms commonly used throughout the state in CFC offices.
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Lending Library

A collection of books, journals, and DVDs related to early childhood, parenting, and young children with special needs.


The Early Intervention Clearinghouse newsletter contains family-friendly information and resources available about early intervention.
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Early Intervention Central Directory

This directory is to serve as a statewide resource for families, providers, and other interested groups or individuals to access an array of sources, in accordance with Part C Regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
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Public Awareness and State EI Messaging

A collection of public awareness materials about early intervention and early childhood special education for families.
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Credentialing Credit Videos

Lists of videos, by topic, that are approved by Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) and available from the EI Clearinghouse.
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Making a Referral to Early Intervention

Anyone can refer a child to early intervention.

PIWI Projects

“PIWI” is an acronym for “Parents Interacting with Infants,” and it refers to an early intervention model whose underlying premise is that early development occurs within the context of the family and primary attachment relationships.