The Case for Early Childhood Intervention

Jan 28, 2013

At 3 months of age, “Jessica” was showing signs of problems.  Doctors diagnosed what they called a “developmental delay” and said there were therapies that could help the little girl.   The question... who would pay? 

Advocates for early treatment say providing therapies for children when they are young prevents much higher costs later in life.  But how much of your tax dollar should go for Early Childhood Intervention?

Christine Gregory, M.Ed. - Manager, Harrisonburg/Rockingham branch of the early childhood services agency, Infant and Toddler Connection.

Emily Griffey, M.P.P. - Senior Policy Analyst at Voices for Virginia's Children.