|1970s||First early intervention programs were operated out of developmental preschools and funded on an ad hoc basis.|
|1982 - 1989||Seven Early Intervention programs were established (Sackville-Bedford, Halifax, Antigonish, Glace Bay, Liverpool, Truro and Shelburne).|
|1988||Funding structure established for Early Intervention through Dept. of
Community Services (75% of program funding) and using CAP funding
formula. Programs served birth to three.
|1993||Early Intervention services expanded to include children birth to school entry|
|1996||Early Intervention NS was established.|
|1997||Block funding established for Early Intervention (stable partial funding
with a fundraising commitment)
|1986 - 2000||Five more Early Intervention programs established (Amherst, Lunenburg,
Yarmouth, Lawrencetown & New Glasgow)
|2000 - 2001||Early Intervention programs granted “core status” which ensured annual
funding (partial). Eastern Shore/MV Program added to create 17 EI
programs across the province.
|2005||Core Early Intervention services identified and funding formula for