Birth to Six Programs



Child Find


Child Find is designed to assist with identifying students with a suspected disability who may require special education programs or services. A person who suspects that their school age child has a disability can contact their child's school or a child younger than school age contact Early On at: 269-4660-2732.



Early On


Early On is a requirement under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and is a program for children age birth to 3 years with developmental delays or established conditions. Early On also serves as a source of referrals for Child Find. The Early On office is located at 408 Jameson, Battle Creek, MI 49014 and can be contacted by calling 269-660-2732.



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Birth to 3 Home Program


Services for children from Birth to 3 and their families are provided for children identified as eligible for special education in a specified category. Services may include home visits by certified early childhood teachers and/or speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, teacher consultants, and social workers. 



Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)


School programs are available for children aged 3-6 identified as eligible for special education in a specific category. Services may include a variety of classroom programs and/or speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, teacher consultant services, and school social work.  These programs are located in Albion, Athens, and Harper Creek. 


Applied Behavior Analysis - Verbal Behavior (ABA-VB) Classrooms

Applied Behavior Analysis - Verbal Behavior (ABA-VB) classrooms are designed for preschool aged students with ASD.  The goal of the ABA-VB program is to provide state-of-the-art instructional technology to help children quickly acquire the skills they need for future independent learning in environments where specialized teaching and individualized support can be reduced for eliminated.




Nicole Lawrence


(269) 964-2136 x4004


Becky Squires

Administrative Assistant

(269) 964-2136 x4005





Early On