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Who Works for ECI?

Early childhood intervention (ECI) professionals work with families on how they can support their child's development within their everyday routines and activities. The licensed or credentialed professionals include:

  • Speech language pathologists (CCCs, CFYs and SLPAs)
  • Occupational therapists and assistants
  • Physical therapists and assistants
  • Social workers (bachelors, masters and clinical levels)
  • Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Psychological associates
  • Dieticians
  • Early intervention specialists

ECI employees come from a variety of background and disciplines. All ECI employees must maintain their specific license or credential in good standing. In addition, newly hired ECI employees must complete a comprehensive ECI training program.

All employees must complete a self-assessment about their knowledge, skills and abilities as well as complete the Orientation to ECI before receiving a caseload. Each employee also will have an Individualized Professional Development Plan (IPDP) designed for them based on the results of their self-assessment.

To learn more about becoming a credentialed early intervention specialist, visit the ECI Training and Technical Assistance page.

Texas Health and Human Services has contracts with local agencies that hire employees to provide early intervention services. Applicants may contact their local ECI program to inquire about job opportunities.

State Office Positions

Job openings at the ECI state office are posted at the HHSC Job Center.

Milestones matter. Download the free CDC app to track your child's milestones.

Do you have questions about how your child under age 3 is growing or developing?

Visit the ECI Program Search page to find the local program in your area or call the HHS Office of the Ombudsman at 877-787-8999, select a language, then select Option 3.