ECI services help children, ages birth up to age three, grow and learn. ECI staff listens to a family’s concerns and works with them to plan services. Each family will have a different plan, according to what is needed for their child. Infants and toddlers learn best from families and caregivers through activities in their daily lives such as feeding, bathing and playing. ECI professionals “coach” families on how to use daily activities to help their children develop skills.
ECI asks families who can afford to do so, to share in the cost of services. The amount a family pays for ECI service is based on family size and income after allowable deductions. No child and family will be turned away because of an inability to pay. Those families receiving any Medicaid or federal assistance never pay for ECI services. Parents of children with Medicaid always receive ECI services at no cost. Detailed cost share information can be found in our Paying for ECI Services Brochure.