Early Learning Pathways of Early Intervention Service Participants in Washington State

What are the early learning pathways of former ESIT program participants?
October, 2020
October, 2020

The Washington Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program provides early intervention services to children from birth to age three who have disabilities or developmental delays in physical, cognitive, social emotional, communication, and adaptive areas. Using the Education Research and Data Center’s (ERDC) linked early learning data across programs, this brief report investigates the pathways of ESIT participants after they receive services and transition out of the program. Results show that a vast majority of ESIT participants receive public school-based special education services after they exit ESIT, while a smaller proportion of children participate in ECEAP after transitioning from the ESIT program.