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Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS)

Tennessee's Early Intervention System is a voluntary educational program for families with children birth through age two with disabilities or developmental delays.

The principles of Early Intervention are to:

  • Support families in promoting their child’s optimal development
  • Facilitate the child’s participation in family and community activities.
  • Encourage the active participation of families in the intervention by imbedding strategies into family routines. 

Make a Referral to TEIS

You may make a referral to TEIS by:

Please provide the following information:

  • your name and contact information,
  • the child’s name, date of birth, county the child lives in,
  • parent information (if someone other than the parent calls), and
  • the reason for referral or developmental concern.

Public Comments

The Tennessee’s Early Intervention System (TEIS) Part C Application for Federal Funds (Fiscal Year July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020) will be posted for (60) days, beginning Feb. 4, 2019 through April 5, 2019. This application will be accepting public comments for a period of thirty (30) days beginning Feb. 4, 2019 through March 6, 2019. Comments may be submitted to Catherine Goodwin via email, fax or posted mail at:

Catherine Goodwin
Tennessee Department of Education
Division of Special Populations and Student Support
1240 Foster Ave.
Nashville, TN 37243

Email: Catherine.Goodwin@tn.gov
Fax: (615) 532-7263

Notice of Solicitation:

The solicitation to provide the service of center based developmental therapy as a center based early intervention (CBEI) agency beginning July 1, 2019-June 30, 2024 is now available.

A pre-response conference call will be held on Feb. 4, 2019 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. CT to review the solicitation scope of services.
Toll free: (877) 344-7876
Local: (615) 253-1431

The deadline for solicitation submission is 3 p.m. CT, Feb. 25, 2019.

Questions and Answers for FY 2019-2024 Home/Community and Center Based Developmental Therapy Solicitations

UPDATE: Technology Professional Liability (Errors & Omissions)Cyber Liability Insurance must be maintained in an amount no less than one million ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence or claim and one million ($1,000,000.00) annual aggregate.

Notice of Solicitation:

The solicitation to provide the service of developmental therapy as a home/community based early intervention (HCBEI) agency beginning July 1, 2019-June 30, 2024 is now available.

A pre-response conference call will be held on Feb. 4, 2019 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. CT to review the solicitation scope of services.
Toll free: (877) 344-7876
Local: (615) 253-1431

The deadline for solicitation submission is 3 p.m. CT, Feb. 25, 2019.

It is the parents who provide the real early intervention by creatively adapting their child care methods to facilitate the development of their child, while balancing the needs of the rest of the family.

Questions and Answers for FY 2019-2024 Home/Community and Center Based Developmental Therapy Solicitations

UPDATE: Technology Professional Liability (Errors & Omissions)Cyber Liability Insurance must be maintained in an amount no less than one million ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence or claim and one million ($1,000,000.00) annual aggregate.

Notice of Application:

The vendor application for Tennessee's Early Intervention System (TEIS) beginning July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2024 is now available.

The deadline for application submission is 3 p.m. CT, April 15, 2019.

UPDATE: Technology Professional Liability (Errors & Omissions)Cyber Liability Insurance must be maintained in an amount no less than one million ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence or claim and one million ($1,000,000.00) annual aggregate.

Learn more about eligibility for TEIS.

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