The Support Network for Families in Early Intervention 

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! On this new journey, things can become overwhelming but we are here to help. We provide you with individualized resources that may improve your family’s quality of life.

Getting children started in Early Intervention is important. We find that parents need support,  individualized resources and so much more. New Path will guide you as your child moves through Early Intervention and transitions to the next steps of their life.


New Path's Momma's & Poppa's Connection

New Path has recently launched its Momma's & Poppa's Connection (MPC) which will take place every Tuesday at 1:00 pm. MPC is a safe place for all who may live with a child who is currently involved in Early Intervention or if you feel your child would benefit from Early Intervention services. Also, if your child is or is at risk of a developmental delay. Please feel free to sign up and connect/share with others. We hope to see you on Tuesday. To join, please check here.



Powerful Providers for those providing EI services to families.

If you are a provider providing Early Intervention services to those in your community, and you're looking to communicate with other providers across the state, Please join "Powerful Providers" on the last Wednesday of each month to build comradery, collaborate and share new ideas and strategies during these difficult times. Please click here. you will not regret it.  

What is Early Intervention?

Early Intervention (EI) is a system of supports and service that helps infants and toddlers who may have a developmental delay or at risk of having a developmental delay. EI assists children with reaching their developmental milestones that usually occur within the first years of life. Not only do they aid in helping the child but they collaborate with the parents on how to incorporate these skills into everyday activities.

Why Early Intervention? Listen to the staff and a family talk about how EI services are delivered during the pandemic in the Rappahannock area

Early Intervention Survey coming soon!
Let's come together to help improve Virginia's Part C Early Intervention system. Click here to learn more. 
Your input matters! please complete the survey in English HERE In Spanish HERE 

Is your child eligible for early intervention services in Virginia? 

A child and family may receive early intervention supports and services if the child is: up to three years old and differences in development and/or a diagnosed condition.

A child with a developmental delay or at risk of a developmental delay may have difficulties in one or more of the following (below is just an example of a few delays) 

Thinking, learning, and playing
Understanding and using sounds, gestures, and words
Taking care of one's self, including eating and dressing
Moving, seeing, and hearing
Developing relationships
If you have concerns that you may have a delay in any area, please contact your local Early Intervention provider

 A child may be found eligible if they have one of the following:  

Genetic disorders
Cleft lip and/or palate
NICU stay of greater than or equal to 28 days
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Vision and/or hearing loss


Early Intervention is federally mandated and programs are administered on the state level.  Each state establishes its criteria within the parameters set by the federal government. Find your city or county on the Central Directory Website.


NOTICE of Public Availability and Comment Period

The Early Intervention- Part C program at DBHDS posted their Federal Application for the year starting July 1, 2021.  The grant funding is from the US. Department of Education - Office of Special Education Programs.  The application is available for a 60-Day review period and a 30-Day Public Comment Period. 
View the Announcement here.
View the Application here.





 VCPD-Virginia Cross-sector Professional Development Team

The Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development Team created this document to describe high quality inclusive precatives for all children across Virginia from birth to five 


For more information on Early Intervention in the Virginia area please click on the Infant & Toddler Connection logo below: 


Why New Path?

 We are here to support you throughout your journey with you and your baby in Early Intervention. New Path wants to hear from you to support you along the way. If you have any questions or just need to figure out what to do next,  Our team of parents would be more than happy to chat over the phone, text, email, or meet you for coffee. We want to meet parents from all over the state of Virginia, so please do not hesitate to reach out.

When you need us, we are here!

Other Resources:


Early Head Start in Virginia