Child and Family Outcomes

Early On is here to help your child with his or her process of growing and learning. It can also help your family to be better able to help your child grow and learn. Part of our work is to measure how much Early On helps your child. We do this by checking on how your child grows and learns while he or she is in Early On. We call this measuring Child Outcomes.

Child outcome indicators include infants and toddlers who demonstrate improvement in:

  • Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships)
  • Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication); and
  • Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs

Family outcome indicators include responses from families participating in Early On who report that early intervention services have helped their family:

  • Know their rights;
  • Effectively communicate their childrens needs; and
  • Help their children develop and learn.

Child Outcomes are measured at a childs entry to and exit from Early On by a team including service coordinators/providers and families. Family Outcomes are measured within the Early On Family Survey collected through the Qualitative Compliance Information Project at Wayne State University.