Early Intervention Clearinghouse

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse

The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Clearinghouse identifies and collects research-based and best-practice early intervention information to share with families. Questions?...Just Ask


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The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Clearinghouse is a lending library and information resource for families and professionals involved in the EI Program. Our free lending library consists of books, journals, and DVDs related to early childhood, parenting, and young children with special needs. You can use our electronic catalog to search the library collection. You can also find additional resources on our Web site, including listings of publications, podcasts, organizations in Illinois, and guides to topics in EI. Our toll-free phone line is staffed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call us if you have questions about early intervention or would like recommendations for more information on a topic.

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Polaris SHARE, our new online card catalog and circulation system, helps us be more efficient in searching and sharing resources all over the state. We migrated to Polaris from our current online system with the help of the Illinois Heartland Library System, which serves libraries in all of central and southern Illinois.

Illinois Heartland Library System covers 28,141 square miles and serves a population of 2,248,634. There are 585 member libraries: 41 academic libraries, 229 public libraries, 259 school libraries, and 56 special libraries.

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You can now check out and download eBooks instantly, using the 3M Cloud library app on most devices. To do this, you simply need to follow these four steps:

  1. Contact us at (877) 275-3227 to get your log-in information.
  2. Install the appropriate app for your device.
  3. Log in using your library card number and PIN number (provided to you in Step  1).
  4. Search for and check out your desired book.

For more detailed instructions, download this instruction sheet.


Who we are...

The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse is operated by the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois. The EI Clearinghouse is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Program provides a collection of services for families of children from birth to age 3 who have disabilities or developmental delays or who are at risk of having developmental delays. Families are the key to successful early intervention. Our mission is to provide families with the information they need to support their children's growth and development.


The EI Clearinghouse Web site provides families with access to an extensive early intervention library collection of books, videos, and journals. Some materials are available in Spanish as well as English.

The Web site also contains a newsletter for parents and links to other early intervention information intended for families.

EI professionals: We provide a list of videos approved for CEU credit as well as our library collection. Visit the Web sites of Provider Connections, the statewide network of (Child and Family Connections) CFC offices, and the Illinois EI Training Program.

Contact Us...

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse
Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Children’s Research Center, Room 20
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7469

Toll free: (877) 275-3227
Local: (217) 333-1386

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed on UI Campus Holidays

Web FormFor questions and material requests,
please complete our Online Request Form OR send us an email:

Learn more about the Illinois EI Clearinghouse.

The information provided on this Web site is not intended to take the place of either the written law or regulations. The opinions, resources, and links provided on the Web site are intended for information purposes only and are not intended to take the place of medical or legal advice, or of other appropriate services.

The content of the EI Clearinghouse Web site does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or the Illinois Department of Human Services; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or the Illinois Department of Human Services.

University of IllinoisUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Education
Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse
(877) 275-3227