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Early Intervention (Birth to three years)

The Jordan Child Development Center (JCDC) Early Intervention program provides services to families with children ages birth to three, with developmental delays, disabilities, or a diagnosed condition that affects their typical development. The JCDC serves families and children located within Jordan and Canyons School District boundaries.

What does Early Intervention Offer?

  • A full assessment of a child's current health and developmental needs.
  • Service coordination among providers, programs and agencies.
  • Strategies to build on family concerns, priorities, and resources.
  • A range of developmental services: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language therapy, special education, etc.
  • Services directed towards a specific disability/health condition, such as autism, sensory integration, feeding & swallowing.

These services are provided through the coordinated effort of parents, community agencies, and a variety of professionals. Services are typically provided in the child's "natural setting," which is usually the home or daycare.  Services can also be provided at the Jordan Child Development Center and/or community settings such as parks or playgrounds.

Early Intervention Process

After your child has been determined eligible, the parents and a team of qualified providers will develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). This plan will describe the child's strengths and needs as well as the families concerns and priorities for their child. It will also detail what services and supports need to be provided including the location and frequency of services. Federal and State laws require that certain types of early intervention services be available through the Utah Baby Watch Early Intervention Program. Services that must be provided by Baby Watch Early Intervention are listed in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C.

Early Intervention Services

  • Early intervention services that may be included on an IFSP are:
    • Assistive technology
    • Audiological services
    • Communication services
    • Family training, counseling, and home visits
    • Health services necessary to benefit from other early intervention services
    • Nursing services (for developmental purposes)
    • Occupational therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Service coordination
    • Special instruction
    • Transportation necessary to receive early intervention services
    • Vision and mobility services
    • Family support groups and parent-to-parent support

In most cases, services are delivered in settings that are natural for that child, including the family home, child care settings, and other places where children usually spend time.

If you have concerns with your child's development we would be happy to complete a comprehensive developmental assessment.   To apply for Early Intervention services please read the information below and then click the link to start the intake process.

  • YOU MUST reside in the Jordan or Canyons School District boundaries.  (Jordan District)  (Canyons District)
  • If your child will be turning three within the next 45 days, please email the Preschool Office at to arrange an assessment.

You should be contacted by the Jordan Child Development Center within ten working days. If you have not been contacted within that time frame, please call us at 801.567.8510 option 2.

Early Intervention Free Assessment