Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS)

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Tennessee's Early Intervention System is a voluntary educational program for families with children birth through age two with disabilities or developmental delays.

The principles of Early Intervention are to:

  • Support families in promoting their child’s optimal development
  • Facilitate the child’s participation in family and community activities.
  • Encourage the active participation of families in the intervention by imbedding strategies into family routines. 

It is the parents who provide the real early intervention by creatively adapting their child care methods to facilitate the development of their child, while balancing the needs of the rest of the family.

Learn more about eligibility for TEIS.

Notice of Public Comment

The Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) Part C Application for Federal Funds (Fiscal Year July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018) will be posted for sixty (60) days, beginning Feb. 1, 2017 through April 5, 2017. This application will be accepting public comments for a period of thirty (30) days beginning Feb. 1, 2017 through March 5, 2017. Comments may be submitted to Karen Willis via email, fax, or posted mail at:

Karen Willis
Tennessee Department of Education
Division of Special Populations and Student Support
Andrew Johnson Tower, 10th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Email: Karen.Willis@tn.gov
Fax: (615) 532-5942

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