The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for children under the age of three who are either suspected of having, or at risk for, developmental delays or disabilities. EIP is funded by New York State and county governments. If eligible, services are provided at no cost to the families. To refer children ages birth to three call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006. To refer children ages three to five, a parent or guardian should call their local school district and ask for the CPSE (Committee on Preschool Special Education) chairperson. A child’s eligibility for both the EIP and CPSE programs can be determined only by state-approved evaluators under contract, and all services must be authorized by the county.