Early Intervention: Making Connections (brochure)

If you are concerned about a child’s development or would like to make a referral, please call our Early Intervention information and referral line at 808-594-0066 for Oahu or 1-800-235-5477 for Neighbor Islands. To make a referral by fax, please download the EI referral form and instructions (Word) or (pdf).

Early Intervention Services are provided to assist a child in five developmental areas:
  • Physical (sits, walks)
  • Cognitive (pay attention, solve problems)
  • Communication (talks, understand)
  • Social or emotional (plays with others, has confidence)
  • Adaptive (eats, dresses self)

For a list of services that are provided, please click here.

Care Coordination:
All eligible children will have a care coordinator. The care coordinator assists the family in:

  • Gathering information from families that includes needs, priorities, concerns, and daily activities;
  • Having a child evaluated;
  • Developing an Individualized Family Support Plan that identifies services and support to address the needs of the family and child;
  • Linking the family to program and services;
  • Providing family support; and
  • Supporting transition from EIS at age 3 to the Department of Education Special Education Preschool, Head Start, or other community preschools.

Eligibility: A child is eligible for services if a child has a delay in development or is at-risk of developing a delay. For more information on eligibility, please click here.

Locations: Services are available on ALL islands through public and private Early Intervention programs.

  • Early Childhood Services Program (ECSP)
    • Lanakila ECSP
    • Leeward ECSP
    • Windward ECSP
  • Easter Seals Hawai‘i (ESH) Early Intervention Program
    • Central O‘ahu ESH
    • East Sultan ESH
    • Hilo ESH
    • Kailua ESH
    • Kapolei ESH
    • Kaua‘i ESH
    • Sultan ESH
  • Family Support Services of West Hawai‘i Early Intervention Program
    • Kona/Ka‘u Child Development Program
    • North Hawai‘i Child Development Program
  • Imua Family Services Early Intervention Program
  • Kapi‘olani Medical Center Early Intervention Program
  • Parent Child Development Center (PCDC) Early Intervention Program
    • PCDC Wahiawa
    • PCDC Wai‘anae
    • PCDC Waipahu
  • United Cerebral Palsy Early Intervention Program

No Cost: There is no cost to families and no income restrictions. Whenever possible, however, payments are accessed through Medicaid or private medical insurance with parental permission.