Welcome to the
Early Intervention Recruitment and Retention Grant
The URI Department of Human Development and Family Studies, in collaboration with Rhode Island College, has developed a comprehensive plan to increase the number of qualified staff members in the field of Early Intervention (EI) and in careers involving children with special health care needs (CSHCN). The project is funded by the
Rhode Island Department of Human Services, through the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, at Rhode Island College. For more information on Early Intervention Services in Rhode Island, visit the Sherlock Center's Early Intervention webpage
What is Early Intervention?
Early Intervention is a voluntary, family-centered program that provides early identification, services, and supports to eligible infants and toddlers and their families. Early Intervention works with families whose children are experiencing developmental delays, have certain diagnosed conditions, or whose circumstances may result in significant developmental delays. The purpose of Early Intervention is to enable young children to be active and successful participants during
Our recruitment effort includes classroom presentations to students in related disciplines to inform them of the availability of internships in the fields of EI and CSHCN. Our presentations are approximately 45 minutes in length, including a Q & A session. Please contact our office to schedule a presentation. If you know of potential students, please provide them with our URI EI Brochure
or have them contact our office directly.
the early years and in the future in a variety of settings-in their homes with their families, in child care, in preschool programs, and in the community. You can visit Rhode Island's Early Intervention website
for more information.
Early Intervention Internships
Early Intervention Recruitment and Retention activities are conducted through the Human Development and Family Studies Department at the University of Rhode Island. This project offers internship opportunities
to students interested in pursuing a career in Early Intervention.