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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 a 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, mental health clinicians, 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 early education and care program, the early intervention center or other community locations where the child and family spend time.

Criterion sponsors nine early intervention programs (EIPs) located in Boston and its suburbs, as well as Central and Western Massachusetts. Criterion early intervention programs currently provide services to over 7,000 families annually. Services are provided by a staff of over 350 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

3.
Criterion – Medford Early Intervention Program
214 Commercial St.
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 321-0645


Towns Served -- Medford, Everett, Malden

4.
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

5.
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

6.
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

7.
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


480 Main St.
Holden, MA 01520

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

9. Criterion – Riverway Early Intervention Program
91 Main Street
Suite 2
Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 475-3340

228 King Street
Suite 2
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 727-8552

Towns served -- Amherst, Ashfield, Athol, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Chesterfield, Colrain, Conway, Cummington, Deerfield, Easthampton, Erving, Goshen, Greenfield, Hadley, Hatfield, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Leyden, Monroe, Montague, New Salem, Northampton, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Petersham, Phillipston, Plainfield, Rowe, Royalston, Shelbure, Shutesbury, South Deerfield, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell, Westhampton, Whately, Williamsburg and Worthington

 

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