Brain Building in Progress is a statewide campaign to raise public awareness and involvement in young children’s healthy development and early learning. Their work is based upon the latest science and research on early childhood development.
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of- home care, adoption, and more.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center provides information and resources related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the law that governs early intervention and special education services nationwide.
The Early Intervention Parent Leadership Project was originated by parents and is staffed by parents whose children have received Early Intervention Services. The Project works in collaboration with Early Intervention Programs, the Massachusetts Interagency Coordinating Council, and families who receive Early Intervention services.
The Early Intervention Training Center provides support and professional development opportunities to the Massachusetts Early Intervention community, including those seeking certification through the Department of Public Health.
The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.
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International Society for Early Intervention is a professional society providing a framework for communicating advances and promoting international networks in the field of early intervention
Massachusetts Citizens for Children (MassKids) is the oldest state-based child advocacy organization in the country. Their mission is to improve the lives of the state’s most vulnerable children through advocacy by concerned citizens.
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (MA EEC) certifies and oversees early education and childcare programs throughout Massachusetts. These programs provide the foundation that supports children in their development as lifelong learners and contributing members of the community, and supports families in their essential work as parents and caregivers.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is the state agency that governs Early Intervention services in Massachusetts. The Department of Public Health provides oversight for individual early intervention programs and approves the eligibility criteria for early intervention services.
Massachusetts Inter-agency Coordinating Council (MA ICC) is a federally mandated statewide inter-agency group that advises and assists the Department of Public Health on Early Intervention. The ICC is comprised of parents, professionals and providers.
Massachusetts Legislature is where new laws are proposed and debated by Massachusetts state representatives and Massachusetts state senators. You can use this site to learn about what legislation is being proposed by your representatives.
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.
CDC Milestone Tracker offers an easy-to-use App for encouraging child development from birth to three.