Northern Berkshire Early Intervention Program
The Northern Berkshire Early Intervention Program provides family-centered, therapeutic developmental services to children birth to 3 years old who have, or are at risk to have, developmental delays. Children may have chronic special needs or short-term needs such as therapy for a speech delay.
Services occur at home, day care, or anywhere the parent chooses, and are paid for by insurance. There is no direct out of pocket expense to families, and anyone can refer a child to the program. Early Intervention services are based on a child meeting eligibility criteria and by participating in a developmental evaluation. Services are not based on family income.
The program also offers playgroups every day, with developmentally appropriate activities. There are parent/child groups, where a parent and child can enjoy fun activities and socialization with peers together, and kids only groups, which children attend alone. Parent/child groups are open to children 1 to 3 years of age, and kids only groups are open to children 20 months to 3 years.
Parents are welcome to stay in the building or go and enjoy some “down time” or run errands. These groups are free and open to any child in Northern Berkshire County between 20 months and age 3.