Early Intervention Certificate Program

The Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention prepares you to be an evidenced based service provider and professional leader advocating for infants, toddlers and young children with disabilities or delays to receive community based services and supports. Participants gain the knowledge and skill needed to deliver evidenced based early childhood intervention. Coursework is designed to promote comprehensive, evidence-based, family- centered, culturally and linguistically competent, interdisciplinary services and supports for vulnerable children and their families.

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Scope of Training

The ten-month certificate program combines on-line and classroom based learning activities. The training prepares you to:

  • Assess and promote social, emotional, developmental, and behavioral health of infants, toddlers, and young children in partnership with families in the context of their communities
  • Identify developmental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders early G Intervene effectively using evidence-based knowledge and practices
  • Develop and manage effective systems of supports and service

Program Benefits

Participants will learn how to provide evidence-based evaluation, assessment and intervention strategies as well as program plan and provide leadership promoting system based policy and practice.

Experience Level

To participate in this program, a student must have:

  • Completed a bachelors’ or masters’ degree in a related field of study such as psychology, sociology, human development, health care, etc.
  • An entry level degree in an early childhood discipline such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, psychology, special education, social work, early childhood education, etc.
  • At least one year of professional experience serving vulnerable children and families

Who Should Apply?

  • Professionals who provide early childhood intervention services including occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, teachers
  • Policy makers, administrators and executives who create and implement early intervention/early childhood programs
  • Advocates for families and young children
  • Health care finance officials who collaborate with providers and program
  • Apply today for the 2017-2018 cohort that begins September 8

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Where Do I Get More Information?

Visit the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, Center for Continuing and Professional Education website under certificate programs or contact Rachel Brady (rab9@georgetown.edu) or Toby Long (longt@georgetown.edu)

What Do Past Students Think?

Past students have been practicing early intervention providers, new providers, administrators wanting to understand early childhood systems or people interested in becoming part of the early intervention program team in their area. They have found the program both challenging and rewarding.

" I will recommend this program because it enhances service providers knowledge on the new trends and regulations in EI"
"I truly enjoyed this program and gained a lot of valuable insight that I'll be able to apply to my profession immediately!"
"I have conducted meetings differently ensuring to listen more to the family and ensure the outcome are functional. I have gained knowledge about EI as a whole and not just in DC."
Check out our video for more students' thoughts and check out some of the Capstone Projects of our past students

Documentation: Strong Start, Start to Finish
Linking Families to Community Resources
Movement Matters: An Early Childhood Perspective on Physical Activity
Quality of Individualized Family Service Plans
Transitioning from Early Intervention: An Online Learning Module

.... projects also included family brochures on transition, resource documents on Medicaid and early childhood programs, and survey research into assessment tests and tools taught in professional preparation programs.