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The Child and Family Development Center (CFDC) Early Intervention Program offers coordinated interdisciplinary services in early intervention and early education within Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.   The primary goal of CFDC is to promote positive outcomes for children 0-3 years-old and their families through play-based evaluation and therapy services; routine-based interventions; and family support, education and training.  We address this goal by working concurrently in the areas of community service, research, and professional development to:

  • Deliver high quality, early intervention services to young children with disabilities and their families;
  • Build an interdisciplinary science of child health, learning, and behavior;
  • Advance our understanding of how to effectively address learning and performance disparities;
  • Apply research findings to the development of innovative, evidence-based models and practices; and
  • Prepare aspiring and practicing professionals to make evidence-based decisions that improve services and supports to young children with disabilities and their families

This website is a resource for professionals, caregivers, and family members who want to learn more about early education, care, and development. CFDC is home to programs and professionals who work with and on behalf of young children with and without disabilities and their families.