Early Support for Infants
and Toddlers (ESIT)

ESD 112 is the local lead agency for Clark, Klickitat, Pacific and Skamania Counties.

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) is the Washington State Department of Early Learning program designed to be the first point of contact for any parents concerned about the development of their children Birth-3 years old. ESIToffers free developmental screenings for infants and toddlers along with an informational meeting for parents with a Family Resources Coordinator. Once a child is screened, a Family Resources Coordinator helps each family access the Early Intervention services through a referral system and provides each family with additional community resources for support.

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Parents

Being the child's primary teacher and greatest advocate, parents can discuss their child's development, schedule a screening, or talk with a certified Family Resources Coordinator about Early Intervention services by calling the ESIT Intake Coordinator at 360.750.7507 anytime between 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Mon - Fri.

Once children turn 3 years old, their services are transitioned to the school district in which the family resides.  For an understanding of this process, please read the parent workbook entitled Our Next Step to help you plan and prepare for the public school transition.

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Child Care Providers

Being a Child Care Provider, you are an essential part of the support process for children.  Starting a simple conversation with the parents can make a difference in a child’s life.  If you are curious about a child’s interactions, please don’t wait to talk with parents about about the typical stages of child development.  Call ESIT for additional resources and support. Please take time to read a Letter to All Referral Sources from Washington State's Department of Early Learning. 


For more on the stages of child development from ages birth to 6 years, please download your copy today:
Stages of Child Development from Birth to Six in English, Spanish, Russian

Doctors and other Referral Sources

Referring families to our program is one of the greatest ways for doctors and practitioners to provide additional support to children in their care.  Washington's Department of Early Learning has written a Letter to Primary Care Providers which highlights how  Early Intervention services benefit infants and toddlers and explains how the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program coordinates these services.

Download an ESIT Referral Form and fax all referrals to 360.906.1010.

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Clark County Contacts

Carol Hall, Director
360.952.3514

Michelle Black, Intake Coordinator 360.750.7507
Fax 360.906.1010

Klickitat, Pacific and Skamania Contacts

Jill Davis, Program Coordinator
Klickitat County
509.493.4224

Carol Hall
360.952.3514
Pacific County
North 360.875.6394
South 360.642.8586

Kim Pucket, Lead FRC
Skamania County
509.281.1281


The purpose of the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program is to build upon family strengths by providing coordination, supports, resources, and services to enhance the development of children with developmental delays and disabilities through everyday learning opportunities.

Developmental Screenings

ESD 112 is the ESIT local lead agency for Clark, Klickitat, Pacific and Skamania Counties offering free developmental screenings for infants and toddlers, Birth-3 years. Call 360.750.7507 to talk with the Intake Coordinator about concerns for your child or a child in your care.

For children ages 3-5 years, please see Child Screenings  for more information regarding screenings in your district.

What happens at a Developmental Screening?

  • Family meets with Family Resources Coordinator (FRC) to discuss concerns
  • Child is screened by FRC
  • FRC and family discuss options
  • EI Provider contacts family to schedule evaluation if referred by FRC
  • EI evaluation completed by Specialists
  • FRC contacts family to make an appointment for an IFSP meeting