Criterion Child Enrichment

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Early Intervention Programs

The primary focus of early intervention is family education, training and support. The program is designed to enable parents and other caregivers to assess their child’s developmental needs, incorporate educational and therapeutic strategies into daily routines and utilize available community resources.

Children between birth and three years of age who exhibit developmental delay or are at risk for a developmental delay because of health or environmental conditions are eligible for early intervention. Early intervention specialists including; educators, therapists, social workers, psychologists, and nurses work with families to develop strategies to incorporate intervention objectives into their daily routines. Services are provided in the family’s home, the child’s daycare, the early intervention center or other community locations where the child and family spend time.

Criterion sponsors eight early intervention programs (EIPs) located in Boston and its suburbs, as well as Central and Western Massachusetts. The combined enrollment of the Criterion early intervention programs currently exceeds 4500 families annually. Services are provided by a staff of over 250 child development professionals. Each program is funded by private health insurance and the Department of Public Health (DPH).

The Criterion Child Enrichment Early Intervention Programs:

1. Criterion – Boston Early Intervention Program
25 Willow Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 469-3080

Boston Neighborhoods Served -- Mattapan, Roxbury, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Roslindale, West Roxbury, South End

2. Criterion – Stoneham Early Intervention Program
8F Henshaw St.
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 935-3855

Towns Served -- Stoneham, Melrose, Reading, North Reading, Wakefield

Criterion – Medford Early Intervention Program
214 Commercial St.
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 321-0645

Towns Served -- Medford, Everett, Malden

Criterion – Heritage Early Intervention Program
30 Old Lyman Rd.
S. Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 533-7140

1581 N. Main St.
Palmer, MA 01089
(413) 283-3267

Towns Served -- Holyoke, Chicopee, South Hadley, Granby, Ludlow, Southampton, Belchertown, Ware, Palmer, Monson

Criterion – Middlesex Early Intervention Program
651 Franklin St.
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 620-1442

Towns Served -- Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Natick, Sherborn, Sudbury, Wayland

Criterion – Valley Early Intervention Program
375 Fortune Blvd.
Milford, MA 01757
(508) 478-7752

68 Church St.
Whitinsville, MA 01588
(508) 234-1332

Towns Served -- Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Franklin, Grafton, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge

Criterion – Wachusett Early Intervention Program
31 Lake St.
Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-4432

Towns served -- Ashburnham, Barre, Gardner, Hardwick, Hubbardston, New Braintree, Oakham, Princeton, Rutland, Templeton, Westminster, Winchendon

8. Criterion – Worcester Early Intervention Network
330 Plantation St.
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 770-0089

567 Southbridge St.
Auburn, MA 01501
(508) 770-0089 

480 Main St.
Holden, MA 01520

Towns served -- Auburn, Boylston, Holden, Leicester, Paxton, Shresbury, W. Boylston, Worcester



Latest News

Criterion Opens the Worcester Early Intervention Network!

To better serve the families of Worcester and its surrounding communities, The Criterion Worcester Early Intervention Network has opened locations at:

338 Plantation Street

567 Southbridge Street

480 Main Street

To make a referral to the Criterion Worcester Early Intervention Network click here to complete an online referral form or call (508) 770-0089.  A program staff will contact you within 1 business day.

18th Annual Great Beginnings Conference!

Friday, October 24, 2014

DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA

Click here for additional information!



Annual Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium Conference

Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7, 2015

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