“Early intervention” is the provision of services and support to enhance a family’s ability to meet the specialized developmental needs of their young child. The purpose is to teach and coach parents/families strategies to promote the growth and development of their child with a developmental delay. The primary provider of these parent teaching and coaching strategies is the Developmental Specialist, a state-certified specially trained early childhood professional. The Developmental Specialist and the other EI team members recognize and respect that parents/families are a child’s first and best teachers. Early Intervention seeks to provide tools and resources to caregivers/parents to give them confidence in their parenting role.