Early On

Who is Early On For? 

Early On is for children from birth to three years of age. Early On is here for your family if you have a concern about your child’s growth and learning, and helps children who have a developmental delay.

A developmental delay is when a child’s rate of growth and learning is different from that of most children the same age. A developmental delay may be in one of the following areas:

  • Thinking
  • Talking
  • Hearing
  • Seeing
  • Moving
  • Taking care of basic needs
  • Responding to others
  • Health issues (physical or mental) that are likely to lead to a developmental delay

What Can Early On Do for My Child & Family?

Early On helps young children to grow and learn. Working on delays early means your child gets a great start in life. Early On helps by:

  • Working together, and with you, as a team. Early On helps to get people, activities, supports, and services working together with you. (Think of Early On as a baseball team. Each player brings different skills. When all of these skills are put together, the team can play ball. However, one person alone cannot.)
  • Listening to families. You know your child best. You know your family's routines best. The information you share with Early On will help your child.
  • Getting information to parents. This allows you to be better able to help your child grow and learn.
  • Making your family stronger and healthier. That is why some supports and services may be provided to your family. When your family is strong and healthy, you will be better able to help your child grow and learn.
  • Connecting you to other families. Raising a child who has developmental delays can be tough. It may help to talk with other families who have a child with developmental delays too.

Contact Us 

Director of Early Childhood Education
Kerenda Applebey
Tel: 269-471-7725, ext. 1330
Fax: 269-471-7230
kerenda.applebey@berrienresa.org

Intake Contact:  Vicky Juergensen
Tel: 269-471-7725 ext. 1301
vicky.juergensen@berrienresa.org
For more information on Early On visit Early On Michigan
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