A Vision of Serving All Infants and Toddlers with Delays and Disabilities

The vision of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is that all infants and toddlers with delays or disabilities receive high-quality early intervention services and supports as early as possible to empower them to thrive and meet their and their family’s individualized needs. To support these efforts, ED is releasing this document and accompanying implementation technical assistance guides. These resources provide guiding principles, identify specific strategies, and highlight resources and best practices for ensuring that families have equitable access to IDEA Part C services. This information is intended for IDEA Part C coordinators, State and local early childhood program administrators, early childhood and health providers, families, policymakers and any individuals or organizations committed to improving outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities.