Early Intervention Services: The IFSP

Once you know your child is eligible for an IFSP, you may have some questions. How do you get started on an IFSP? Who attends these meetings? What can I expect? Read on to learn the answers to these questions.

Resource: PDF The IFSP
Parent IFSP Checklist

Now that your child is eligible for Early Intervention services, you will have a meeting to build the IFSP, or Individualized Family Service Plan. View this handy checklist as you plan for your IFSP meetings.

Resource: PDF Parent IFSP Checklist
IFSP Process

Early Intervention Services are for children with disabilities ages 0-2. It begins with a parent concern about your child’s development. Read more on how this process begins and what it looks like.

Resource: PDF IFSP Process
The Parts of an IFSP

The IFSP document can be quite long and hard to understand. It has a lot of good information that can support your child during this time of learning and growth. This factsheet labels each section of the IFSP and tells you a little bit about what should be here. Remember, you know your child best and can work together with your team to make a great IFSP!

Resource: PDF The Parts of an IFSP
TOP 10 TIPS for Distance Learning for Young Children

Use this resource to learn tips for distance learning if you have young children.

Resource: PDF Top 10 Tips for Young Children
CDC’s Milestone Moments Booklet

The Milestone Moments booklet includes full milestone checklists for all domains of early development. It covers ages 2 months through 5 years and matches the recommended ages for well-child visits. It includes age-appropriate activities that a parent can use at home to engage their child and encourage development.

Resource: URL CDC Milestone Moments URL Spanish: Indicadores del desarrollo
Concerned about Development: How to Help Your Child Tip Sheet (English and Spanish)

CDC Tip Sheet for parents of children 0-5 who may have concerns about development.

Resource: URL CDC Tip Sheet on 0-5 Development
How to Talk to your Doctor Tip Sheet (English and Spanish)

CDC Tip Sheet for parents of children 0-5 who may have concerns about development.

Resource: URL CDC Tip Sheet for parents of children 0-5
Baby’s Busy Day-Being One is So Much Fun

Baby’s Busy Day is a CDC children’s book that helps parents learn what one-year-old milestones to look for in their baby and provides them with tips on how they can help.

Resource: URL English Book URL Spanish Book
Where is Bear? A Terrific Tale for 2-Year-Olds

Where is Bear? is a CDC children’s book that teaches parents developmental milestones as they read to their child. It includes milestones for two-year-olds, warning signs of delay, and tips on how parents can support their child’s development.

Resource: URL English URL Spanish
Amazing Me-It’s Busy Being 3!

Amazing Me is a CDC children’s book for ages 2-3 that teaches parents developmental milestones as they read to their child. It includes milestones for three-year-olds, warning signs of delay, and tips on how parents can support their child’s development.

Resource: URL English URL Spanish
Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood

Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood Making Quality Community Care Affordable!

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Extended Early Intervention Services

This fact sheet informs families about extending services from age 3 until kindergarten, through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

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Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice

This notice includes an explanation of parental rights for children receiving services through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Resource: URL Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice
The Role of School Nurses in Transition Planning

The nurse can be a vital member of the IEP team. This short video explains their role in the development of the IEP.

Resource: PPMD Webinar The Role of School Nurses in Transition Planning
MSDE Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Process and Document Guide

This document,  developed by the Maryland State Department of Education,  details the Early Intervention Process for the state.

Resource: URL IFSP Process and Document Guide
Track Your Child’s Developmental Milestones

This document includes the CDC developmental milestones in a map format.

Resource: PDF
Developmental Milestones Checklist (In both English & Español)

This CDC checklist includes developmental milestones a child should reach between the ages of 2 months old and 5 years old.

Resource: PDF
Developmental Screening

This fact sheet contains information about developmental delays, screening and assessments.

Resource: PDF