Infants and young children are learning about their environment and developing skills in many areas at the same time. Every child is unique and differences in their rate of development can be expected. However, there are some guidelines to help parents and professionals to determine how a child compares with most children their age. The Rapid City Area Schools Early Development Network provides early intervention services for families with children birth to age three with developmental delays and/or health care needs and connects families to needed services. Rapid City Area Schools also provides preschool services for eligible children between the ages of three and five. If you suspect your child has a developmental delay or you just have questions concerning your child’s development, please call the Office of Special Services Manager at 605-394-1813, to make a referral or be put in contact with our many early intervention and preschool staff.