Transitioning from Early Intervention Colorado

Ensuring a Smooth Transition and Continued Support

If your child is still involved in Early Intervention (EI) Colorado as they approach their 3rd birthday, you will begin planning for their transition out of the EI Colorado program with your service coordinator. 

This process can begin as soon as your child turns 27 months (2 years, 3 months). Your service coordinator will schedule a meeting for you and members of your child’s EI Colorado team to develop a transition plan. The transition plan will become part of your child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). 

The transition plan will document the steps and services to support a smooth transition when your child reaches the age of 3. The transition plan must be completed by the time your child reaches 2 years, 9 months of age (33 months).

In some cases (depending on when the child’s birthday is and if they have a plan in place for preschool special education)  there may be an option to extend the Early Intervention Colorado services through the summer until preschool starts in the Fall. If your child is eligible for this option, your service coordinator will explain this to you as part of the transition plan for your child.