Early Development Network
What is the Nebraska Early Development Network (EDN) Program?
The Early Development Network (EDN) provides early intervention services for children in Nebraska from birth to age 3 and their families. The EDN is a partnership between:
- families and their young children with special needs (from birth to age 3)
- providers from the Nebraska Department of Education
- providers from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and,
- other community agencies and
- Services Coordination
How to apply for the Early Development Network program:
To request Early Development services for your child or to refer a child in your area, call 308.995.2867. With prior parental permission, referrals may be made by anyone who suspects a developmental delay in an infant or toddler. The END Services Coordination office accepts referrals from family members, physicians, daycare providers, and anyone who has an interest in young children.
What is Early Development Network Services Coordination?
Services Coordination means a central contact person, known as the services coordinator, is assigned to each family. Services Coordination helps families of infants and toddlers with special needs below age three:
- find services to meet development, educational, financial, healthcare, child care, respite care, and other needs.
- link with needed services.
- work with multiple providers to make sure services are provided as needed.
- become coordinators of services for their own children in the future.
Phelps Memorial Health Center contracts with the Nebraska Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to provide Early Development Network (EDN) Services Coordination. Contact Services Coordination at 308.995.2867 or any of the email addresses listed below..