About Us

At Competent Care, we strongly believe that all family members are an important part of a child’s development, and therefore we encourage family involvement. We provide valuable resources and educational services through play, at no cost to you, to help your child reach his/her full potential. Competent Care empowers you, as parents, with tools and support for your child’s needs. With intervention, we replace undiscovered abilities with powerful skills for the challenging world ahead. We are committed in bringing you quality service providers to address the needs of your child and family during your time in the Early Intervention Program and as you transition to the next step.




Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Service Coordination

Speech Therapy

Special Education Teacher

ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)

Frequently Asked Questions

General questions and answers in reference to the Early Intervention Program

What is Early Intervention Program (EIP) and its purpose?

The EIP is a statewide program that provides therapy and support to qualifying children age 0-3 and their families. Early Intervention providers help to integrate tools and strategies into your current daily routine.

How do I know if my child is eligible for early intervention services and what happens once she/he is found eligible?

Eligibility for EIP can be determined by State approved evaluators who meet with you and your child to examine your child’s strength and/or areas of concern. Once your child is eligible for Early Intervention Program, services of need are decided collaboratively with the parent and must be authorized by municipality.

How can Early Intervention help my child?

EIP offers a variety of services and support for eligible infants, toddlers and families. It helps children to learn and grow. Since children learn most from their families and their environment, early intervention providers supply caregivers with techniques to further their child’s overall growth.

How much does it cost?

All services provided under EIP authorization are provided at no cost to parents. Your child’s health insurance may be accessed with your permission to cover some of the costs.

Where are the services provided?

Keeping your child’s best interest in mind, Early Intervention services are provided in your child’s most natural environment-home, daycare and community.


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Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for children under the age of 3 (three) who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children can be referred by calling 311. EIP is funded by New York State and county governments. All EIP services are provided at no cost to parents. Health insurance may be used for approved services. A child’s eligibility for the program can be determined only by state-approved evaluators under contract, and all services must be authorized by the county.