Early Support

Early Support at the EEU serves children ages birth to 36 months. At the EEU we offer a variety of services to meet the needs of families and their children. These services are delivered by different providers: educators, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists and family resource coordinators. Early Support provides services through a variety of settings and methods to meet the needs of children and families. This includes home-based, community-based (childcare, parks), and center-based visits and services. These can be delivered both in-person or virtually through Zoom. Many families find a hybrid of services can be helpful to meet the varying schedules and needs of their child.  

Early Support at the EEU serves families in the Seattle area through contracts with King County and funding from DDA (Developmental Disabilities Administration).  

For direct services provided by speech, occupational or physical therapists, we bill Medicaid/Apple Health and private insurance. Sliding-scale payment options and a family fee are also available. Families are responsible for deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance. Services are always based on a child’s needs and not a family’s ability to pay any of the fees listed. Financial assistance is available – for more information contact the Family Resource Coordinator.  


DIRECT and CONSULT SERVICES | Early Support at the EEU serves the children and their families by providing direct and consult services from educators, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and physical therapists in home, center and community settings as determined by the individual needs of the child and family. 


INFANT GROUP | Early Support at the EEU offers a group for caregivers and newborn children to 15 months who are receiving services. This is a monthly group where caregivers and infants receive the support to address specific concerns as they arise throughout the year and connect with other families. 


TODDLER TIME | Early Support at the EEU also offers a toddler group for children aged 15 to 36 months and their caregivers. Families who enroll in Toddler Time will have an assigned day of the week to come to Toddler Time at the EEU. On that day, you can join the fun anytime during the 8:45-11:30 am window and stay for whatever length of time is comfortable and convenient for you and your toddler. For more information, please see our Toddler Time Welcome Letter.