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Early Childhood

Get your child off to the best start possible with supports and services for children ages birth to five. Whether they have a diagnosed disability, developmental delays, or some other concern, we’re here with support and resources to get your child the help they need. Use the resources on this page to check your child’s developmental progress; learn about early intervention services and how to apply; what to expect from AzEIP; or what you can do if your child is not eligible for early intervention, but you still have concerns.

Developmental Milestones

Every child is unique. No two children develop, grow, and learn at exactly the same pace. Yet children generally develop in predictable ways.

Early Childhood Special Education

Children ages 3-5 who meet state eligibility criteria because they are experiencing developmental delays can receive services through preschool programs in their local school district, …


Parents of children with special needs often face challenges finding appropriate childcare. Learn more about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to childcare. Gloria …
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