Early Intervention

Our Early Intervention services offer a comprehensive, research-based program for children from birth to three years of age who are diagnosed with a developmental delay or who may be considered at risk of delay.

The ESBA Early Intervention program uses a routines-based and family-centered model to structure and guide our pedagogy and overall philosophy. This means that we believe parents and families are the most essential component of a child’s life and development and we therefore work alongside the family to provide individualized treatment to our clients as team!

Early Intervention services are provided in the child’s natural environment, including the child’s home or in one of our centers. The ESBA Early Intervention program contracts exclusively with the local Regional Centers of Northern California to best serve all families. In addition to our collaboration with local Regional Centers, our Early Interventionists also work closely with other Regional Center vendors, such as Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists to provide cohesive and consistent care to our clients.


Our program is individualized to meet the unique needs of each child and family. All of our Early Interventionists are highly trained professionals who rely on advanced research and evidence-based developmental practices to provide a high quality of intervention.

The program addresses the child’s overall development, including sensory integration, cognitive, language development, fine motor, gross motor, social-emotional, and self-help skills. The Early Interventionists collaborate with parents and Regional Center staff to address the child’s unique developmental needs and create an individualized plan to meet the child’s needs.


Based on individual assessments, children enrolled in the program may be eligible for services including:

  • Home-based intervention
  • Social play groups
  • Parent education and coaching
  • Collaborative consultation with schools, childcare agencies, clinics, and other service providers

Developmental assessments and monitoring are ongoing throughout the program. Every six months, a progress report is submitted to the Regional Center to track the child’s progress in therapy. The frequency and types of services a child receives are based on the child’s and family’s needs. 


We aspire to support parents and families in the development of a rich, nurturing environment as well as the development of dyadic relationships between child and parent/caregiver. Lastly, our ultimate goal here at ESBA is to provide each child the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, whatever that may look like!

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