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How’s your baby? It is the most important question asked in ECI. As experts in early childhood intervention, we know that EARLY IS BEST and we know that the most formative years for the brain occur between birth and age three.  ECI has been serving babies and families in this area for over 40 years. Our highly tenured staff includes Early Intervention Specialists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Nutritionists,  Licensed Professional Counselors, Registered Nurses, and Case Managers ready to share their knowledge of child development and expertise of interventional strategies with you.

Beyond the specialties listed above, our ECI program is proud to have many of our staff certified in additional service areas.  Our team also includes Certified Lactation Counselors, certified Vital Stim providers, Certified Trainers of Infant Massage, and professionals trained in the Pathways Early Autism Intervention Program.  We also provide several types of group classes that provide an opportunity for babies and toddlers to enhance their developmental skills in social settings, such as Little Movers, Music Makers, Little Learners, and Baby Yoga. 

This website is designed to give you more information about our program and about what ECI can do for you. Because each child is unique, we encourage you to call us if you have specific questions. A comprehensive developmental evaluation is provided at no cost to you. We believe that nobody knows their baby better than their parent(s) and caregivers.  We encourage you to call us as soon as a concern arises, rather than taking a 'wait and see' approach. Birth to three years are the most important years for your child’s brain development.  We want to maximize the potential for brain development during these years by working with your baby and family as soon as there are signs of developmental delays. 

Our association with the Region 3 Education Service Center strengthens the value we place on the current and future education of children.  Working in your local community since 1981, the Region 3 ESC ECI Program appreciates the trust you place in our program.

Kind Regards,

Kristine Merritt
ECI Senior Director

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Mary Beth Matula

Deputy Executive Director for Support Services
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Kristine Merritt

ECI - Senior Director