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The Early Intervention Clearinghouse has put together a selection of updates and resources to help families stay informed about early intervention services in Illinois during COVID-19.  Even during this unusual time, families can keep working on EI outcomes during play and daily routines. We hope these resources help you start to think about everyday moments in the kitchen, when doing the laundry, or playing on the couch and turn them into opportunities for Everyday Early Intervention with your family. In addition, please contact us to request books and DVDs for you and your child to use at home.

For more information about resources in our state related to COVID-19 and early childhood learning and development, check out the Illinois Early Learning Project’s COVID-19 resources or additional resources found at the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development COVID-19 Resource Page.

For more information from the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Re-Open Illinois EI Workgroup regarding early intervention services during this time, see:

DHS Weekly Updates

For more in-depth information for providers, please visit Early Intervention Training Program COVID-19 resources (Using Live Video Visits in EI During COVID-19 training for providers) and Provider Connections COVID-19 resources.

You are invited to take part in a research study titled “Experiences with Live Video Visits,” about how families are experiencing the shift to live video visits. If you’re willing to participate, we will ask you questions about your experiences with live video visits. Your responses can help shape the future of early intervention!

Tip Sheets for Families on Teletherapy (Live Video Visits) and In-Person EI Visits

Everyday EI Tip Sheets


To request your own print packet of the Everyday EI Tip Sheets, click here.


We encourage you to take care of your mental and physical health during this challenging time. For more information about resources in our state related to COVID-19 and early childhood learning and development, check out the Illinois Early Learning Project’s COVID-19 resources or additional resources found at the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development COVID-19 Resource Page.