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Washington Department of Early Learning: Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Program - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Washington Department of Early Learning: Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Program
P.O. Box 40970
Lacey, WA 98504-0970
(360) 725-4665 (Local)
(360) 586-0052 (Fax)
(800) 322-2588 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

ESIT implements the statewide system of early intervention services,for children, birth to three, with disabilities and/or develpmental delays, and their families.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM PST
Geographic area served: Washington: Statewide Program
Publications: Please see Publications and brochures are available for download in multiple languages


Laurie Thomas, ESIT Program Administrator, (360) 725-3516,

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Part C Services available for an eligible child and family might include:
      • Assistive technology devices and assistive technology services
      • Audiology (hearing)
      • Family Resources Coordination
      • Family training, counseling, and home visits
      • Health services
      • Medical services only for diagnostic or evaluation purposes
      • Nursing services
      • Nutrition services
      • Occupational therapy
      • Physical therapy
      • Psychological services
      • Social work services
      • Special instruction
      • Speech-language pathology
      • Transportation and related costs necessary to enable a child and family to receive early intervention services
      • Vision services
      Please call Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588 for the name of a Family Resources Coordinator in your area for further information about the above services.

      Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, early intervention services are provided to eligible children and families through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). The family will have a meeting with a Family Resources Coordinator (FRC) and other service providers who make up the IFSP team. The family, with the team, will write a plan based on the family's resources, priorities, and concerns. Services begin when the family has agreed to the IFSP that has been developed. The IFSP is an ongoing process that meets the changing needs of the child and family. It is reviewed at least every six months and rewritten on a yearly basis. The family works with their FRC to assure the plan reflects the family's concerns, interests, and values.
  • Information and Referral
    • Families will receive information and referral into the Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program.
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