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Baby Watch Early Intervention Program

The purpose of the Baby Watch Early Intervention Program (BWEIP) is to enhance early growth and development in infants and toddlers, who have developmental delays or disabilities or both, by providing individualized support and services to the child and their family.

Early Intervention (EI) services are provided through a family coaching model that focuses on helping children meet goals in all areas of development. All services take place in the child’s natural environment (home, child care, etc.) and are tailored to meet the individual needs of the child and family.


Any parent/guardian or professional who is concerned about an infant or toddler's development can make a referral to early intervention.
Contact your local EI program to request a FREE evaluation for early intervention services.

Program Area Served Phone Profiles
Central Utah Health Dept. Early Intervention Juab, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, Wayne Counties 435-896-5451 2017 Profile
Davis School District Early Childhood Program Davis County 801-402-5408 2017 Profile
DDI VANTAGE Murray, Salt Lake, Granite School Districts; Tooele, Duchesne Counties 801-266-3939 2017 Profile
Jordan Child Development Center Jordan & Canyons School Districts 801-567-8510 2017 Profile
Kids On The Move Alpine School District 801-221-9930 2017 Profile
Kids Who Count Nebo School District 801-423-3000 2017 Profile
PrimeTime 4 Kids Uintah, Daggett Counties 435-789-5409 2017 Profile
Provo Early Intervention Program Provo School District 801-852-4525 2017 Profile
Root for Kids
(formerly The Learning Center for Families)
Washington County 435-673-5353 2017 Profile
San Juan School District Early Intervention San Juan County 435-678-1222 2017 Profile
South East Early Intervention Program Carbon, Emery, Grand Counties 435-637-3950 2017 Profile
Southern Utah University Early Intervention Beaver, Iron, Garfield, Kane Counties 435-586-6070 2017 Profile
Summit County Early Intervention Summit, Wasatch Counties 435-333-1520 2017 Profile
Up to 3 Early Intervention Cache, Rich, Box Elder Counties 435-797-3727 2017 Profile
Weber-Morgan Early Intervention Weber, Morgan Counties 801-395-6420 2017 Profile
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) Parent Infant Program (PIP) Statewide PIP for the Blind & Visually Imparied
Statewide PIP for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
801-629-4749
801-629-4768

Program Contact List

Learn about Baby Watch's responsibilities as Utah's lead agency for Part C early intervention, including our annual reports to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Application for Federal Funds

State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR)

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase I

States are currently being required to develop and implement a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) as a result of the revised accountability system under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). There has been a recent shift in the US Department of Education's accountability efforts from a primary focus on compliance to including a detailed framework with a focus on improved outcomes for children with disabilities and also continuing to ensure that States meet IDEA requirements. The Part C (infants and toddlers) SSIP will be developed as part of State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR). Each State will focus on results that will promote the innovative use of evidence­based practices in the delivery of services to children with disabilities, and as result lead to improved outcomes for children with disabilities. States submitted Phase I of the SSIP in April 2015. Phase I of the SSIP was based on five components. These components were:
1. Data Analysis
2. Analysis of Infrastructure to Support Improvement and Build Capacity
3. State-identified Measurable Result (SiMR) for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
4. Selection of Coherent Improvement Strategies
5. Theory of Action

The SIMR included FFY 2013 baseline data, and also established measurable goals for each successive year with the target year being FFY 2018. By FFY 2018, States need to have demonstrated improvement from the FFY2013 baseline data. Utah's Baby Watch Early Intervention Program (BWEIP) organized leadership and work teams that have continued to contribute to the planning, development, and implementation of the SSIP. These teams included BWEIP staff, representatives of State agencies, parent advocacy, ICC members, and early intervention service providers and administrators. Through collaboration of the leadership and work teams Utah's BWEIP SiMR was identified. The focus of the BWEIP's SiMR is to increase child social relationships by substantially increasing the rate of growth for children of culturally diverse backgrounds as measured by the Child Outcomes Summary (COS). The BWEIP has determined four specific focusses of action that include:
1. Assessment
2. Professional Development
3. Family Engagement
4. Collaboration

In order to achieve Utah's SiMR, the BWEIP plans to identify and establish the use of valid, reliable, culturally sensitive assessment measures for children ages birth to three years, strive to retain and educate staff, develop a role/job description for a "cultural guide", and identify agencies at State and local levels who provide support for diverse cultures in Utah. As a result of these efforts, the desired outcome will be a substantial increase in social and emotional rate of growth, measured by COS scores, among infants and toddlers of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Utah's BWEIP's Phase I of the SSIP has been approved by the Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, and efforts are currently beginning toward the completion of Phase II of the Part C State Systemic Improvement Plan. The Office of Special Education Programs has summarized the focus of Phase II as building on State capacity to support Early Intervention Service programs (EIS) and/or (EIS) providers with the implementation of evidence-based practices that will result in measurable improvement in the SiMR for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

Overview
SSIP Teams
Fishbone Diagram
Component 1: Data
Component 2: Infrastructure
Component 3: SiMR
Component 4: Improvement Strategies
Component 5: Theory of Action
Theory of Action

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase II

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase III Year 1

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase III Years 2 - 3

State Determination

The Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) is an independent advisory board appointed by the governor and required by federal regulation to include parents, EI providers, agencies, and representatives from the community. The purpose of the ICC is to provide meaningful direction, assistance, and support to the lead agency: the Baby Watch Early Intervention Program.

Documents Meeting Information Apply for Membership
  1. Go to the Utah Public Notice website: https://www.utah.gov/pmn/index.html
  2. In the Government column, select State
  3. In the Entity column, select Department of Health
  4. Select Interagency Coordinating Council For Infants And Toddlers and Their Families
  1. Go to the Utah Boards & Commissions website: https://boards.utah.gov/Board/Details/156
  2. Click Apply to create a new account and submit your application.
Baby Watch welcomes feedback, both positive and negative, about your family's Part C early intervention experience. You can contact us at any time at babywatch@utah.gov or by mail at:
  • Baby Watch Early Intervention Program
    PO Box 144720
    Salt Lake City UT 84114-4720
Want to give kudos to an outstanding early intervention provider or program? Please tell us how EI has made an impact for your child and family.
You should also contact Baby Watch if you have concerns or disagreements regarding your child's early intervention services that you are unable to resolve with your local EI program. If you feel your rights have been violated, the following dispute resolution options are available:
  1. Send a written complaint. A copy of the complaint must also be sent to the local EI program.
  2. Request mediation.
  3. Request a due process hearing.
Until the disagreement is resolved, your child's services will not be affected unless you and the local EI program agree to make a change. For more information about dispute resolution, contact Baby Watch or the Utah Parent Center.

Baby Watch Team
Lisa Davenport, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Part C Coordinator
Gregg Reed, MPH
Data Manager
Heidi Bell
Compliance and Monitoring Specialist
Heather Waters, SSW
Compliance and Monitoring Specialist
Eliza Hintze, MS CCC-SLP
CSPD Coordinator
Scott Newbold
Senior Business Analyst

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