It is our mission to promote collaborative relationships among agencies and families in order to maximize our children’s potential and build respect for cultural values and family choices.



Since 1987, the Public School System, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, has provided Early Intervention Services to eligible infants and toddlers and their families. The Public School System, as the lead agency, is responsible for the general supervision, monitoring and implementation of Early Intervention Services within the CNMI.

Family Centered Services are designed to support families in fulfilling their role as parents and to meet the developmental needs of children birth to three years old with disabilities or developmental delays in a culturally diverse community.



It is the Public School System’s goal to ensure:

  • All infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays are identified, evaluated, and provided early intervention services by qualified individuals.
  • All eligible infants and toddlers and their families receive early intervention services in natural environments appropriate for the child.
  • The outcomes for infants and toddlers and their families are enhanced by family-centered supports and services.
  • That all children and families are provided supports and services needed to ensure a smooth transition when they exit Early Intervention Program.


Early Intervention Staff and Providers
Interim Coordinator Robin Lizama Palacios, MA SpEd
Administratve Assistant Esther Tilipao
Data Clerk Janelle A. Cepeda
Occupational Therapist Clare Summers
Teachers Jonisa DLG Sanchez,  MEd. SpEd | Peter Ryan Mendiola, MA
Physical Therapist Severo Siasoyco, II, RPT
Service Coordinators Ann Marie Satur | Dolores Itibus


Eligibility Criteria

A child qualifies for Early Intervention Services if he/she displays at least a 25% delay in one or more of the developmental areas OR is born with an Established Condition.

Developmental Age Chart Established Condition
Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)
ICC By-Laws ICC Membership
US Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Determination
2015 Determination Matrix
Part C Grant Application
Part C Application 2017 Public Participation Notice 2017 Part C Application 2016 Part C Allocation 2016 Public Participation Notice 2016 Part C Grant Award Letter 2015
Central Directory
Early Intervention Directory
State Systemic Improvement Plans
SSIP Phase III SSIP Phase II SSIP Phase 1 Theory of Action
State Performance Plans and Annual Performance Reports
FFY 2014 Part C State Annual Performance Report FFY 2014 ICC Certification FFY 2013 Part C State Annual Performance Report Part C State Annual Performance Report (APR) for FFY 2012 View Archived SPPs and APRs
Family Resources
Early Learning Guidelines Family Guide to Outcome Measurement Process 2015-2016 Calendar
Other Documents
Policies and Procedures


For more information about Early Intervention Services call us at 664-4840 or stop by C*DAC for FREE Developmental Screenings.