The Birth to Three System contracts with early intervention programs across the state of Connecticut that support families with children who have delays or disabilities.
Birth to Three offers supports to families with children who are under age 3 and have either a
- Significant developmental delay based on a standardized test or
- Medical condition (diagnosed by a doctor) that’s likely to result in a developmental delay
Funding for Birth to Three is administered by the Office of Early Childhood (OEC). Learn more about OEC.
The Birth to Three System is part of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Part C “Early Intervention.” Part C helps states operate a comprehensive statewide program of early intervention supports for the families of infants and toddlers, from birth to age 3.
The goal of Part C is to help families and caregivers enhance children’s learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.