Early Childhood CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education services to infants, toddlers and preschool children in Lane County. Over 1600 children who have developmental delays or disabilities are served each year.

Early Childhood CARES services include parent consultation, parent-toddler groups, specialized preschools, consultation to children in community preschools or child care, and speech, physical or occupational therapy. 


Any child from birth to kindergarten age with developmental concerns may be referred.

Areas of concern may include communication, cognitive, motor, self-care or adaptive and social skills.

Referrals are made by parents, physicians, public health nurses and preschool teachers with consent from parents.


Referrals are made by calling (541) 346-2578 or (800) 925-8694.  Check out the Early Childhood CARES website at