Early On

Early On Northwest provides services and support to children from birth until they reach 36 months of age, who have health issues or developmental delays. Early On is not a single program or agency, but rather is a network of the following agencies working together: Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Early Head Start, Department of Human Services and North Country Community Mental Health.

Services Provided:

  • Evaluation at no cost to parent
  • Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • Home-based services to enhance developmental growth
  • Connection to other families through playgroups and family activities

What is the focus of programs and services?

Early On is here to help young children grow and learn and believes that the parent is the child’s first and most important teacher. Families serve as an important part of the Early On team. Service providers not only work with the family on goals that are important for the child’s development, but also help the family find other resources and services that might be needed.

Where are services provided?

Services are almost always provided in the family’s home. All services provided by Early On are free of charge and scheduled at a time that is convenient for the family. Early On Northwest also provides opportunities for families to connect with each other through playgroups and family get-togethers.

For more information, visit the Early On Michigan website opens in a new window or use the local contact information provided on the left hand side of this page.

Early On Directory of Family Services in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties opens in a new window

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