Early Intervention (Birth to 3) Overview

  • The Shakopee Public Schools' Early Intervention team provides a full continuum of services for children ages birth to 36 months. The Early Intervention program provides services to children in their natural learning environment (i.e. home, daycare, etc.).
    Our Mission 
     To proactively promote child growth and development, the Early Intervention team partners with families to build supportive and caring relationships by coaching and empowering families to foster child and family learning in their family routines.
    Early Intervention is... 
    • Services provided in the child’s and family’s natural environment.  The natural environment is where a child spends most of their time, such as their home, daycare, grandparent’s house, etc…
    • Early Intervention services are provided year round
    • The goal of Early Intervention is to provide developmental strategies to support your child’s growth and learning.
    • We work with families, caregivers, and their children to support them throughout their day.
    Early Intervention Team
    The Early Intervention team may include:
    • Early Intervention Teachers 
    • Speech/Language Pathologists (SLP)
    • Occupational Therapist (OT)
    • Physical Therapist (PT)
    • School Psychologist
    • School Social Worker
    • School Nurse
    • Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH)
    • School Audiologist
    • Teacher of the Visually Impaired (VI)
    Referral Procedure
    If you have concerns about your child's development, please click here for information on how to make a referral. 
    For children ages 3 to 5 years of age, Early Childhood Screening should occur before making a referral.  If problems are identified at the screening, a referral for assessment will be made by the screener.  Screening appointments can be made by calling Elaine Berens 952.496.5861 or online by clicking Here.