• Early Development Network
  • Planning Region Team 10
  • Resources
  • Services Coordination

Early Development Network

Nebraska ESUs

If a child’s growth or development is slower than that of other children the same age, it is best to check it out as soon as possible. The same is true if a child has a health condition that could impact development. Many children do not out-grow a problem and they may need extra community services and support to live healthy and successful lives. Early Development Network (EDN) is here to help. EDN provides services to young children with delays or disabilities and their families at no cost to the family. Our network is staffed by caring professionals who will listen and respect families. Together we will help coordinate resources and services that best meet the needs of each individual family. Support may include, but is not limited to:

  • Services Coordination
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Parent to parent support
  • Respite Care
  • Transportation
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychological Services
  • Vision Services
  • Audiology
  • Assistive technology devices and services

Other services may be provided based on the needs and eligibility of the child and family.

Early Dev Logo If you or someone you know has questions or concerns about a child’s development, please call a Services Coordinator at:
Early Development Network
76 Plaza Boulevard, PO Box 850
Kearney, NE 68848-0850
(308) 237-2280
Fax: (308) 234-9211

Thank you because Babies Can’t Wait.

Additional Resources

EDN Services Coordination Brochure
Babies Can't Wait Brochure
For meeting minutes, parent and community resources check out our PRT Google Site!

Planning Region Team 10


The purpose of the Planning Region Team is to assist in collaborative planning and development of a family-centered, inter-agency, community-based system for all children, with emphasis on children with disabilities, birth to age five.


Region 10 Early Development Network (EDN) is one of the 29 planning regions in the state. Educational Service Unit 10 (ESU 10) in Kearney is the EDN Services Coordination Contracting Agency responsible for providing coordination of services. ESU 10 is also the EDN Local Lead Agency responsible for Planning Region 10 team activities. Planning Region 10 serves infants and toddlers and their families in Buffalo, Dawson, Garfield, Greeley, Loup, Sherman, and Valley counties throughout central Nebraska.

If you are interested in being part of the Planning Region Team 10, contact Mikki Bohling.

To Make a Referral

If you live in Buffalo, Dawson, Garfield, Greeley, Loup, Sherman, or Valley county, you may make a referral to EDN Services Coordination by calling 308-237-2280.

For meeting minutes, parent and community resources check out our PRT Google Site!


Nebraska Early Development Network

Nebraska Individual Family Service Plan

Planning Region Team Member Guide

Nebraska ChildFind

Childfind, a part of the Nebraska Early Development Network, may be able to help families with infants and toddlers that experience developmental delays, genetic syndromes, medical impairments, and many other disabilities, access information, resources, and services. The link to the state Childfind website is http://www.childfind.ne.gov

Parent Rights

Parent Rights are available at http://www.childfind.ne.gov/content/rights.html

Services Coordination

Services Coordination (SC) is facilitated by a services coordinator who assists families of eligible children, birth to three, with disabilities within their communities. The purpose of services coordination is to identify and meet the needs of families and children through coordination of informal and formal supports. Services Coordinators work closely with school districts to assist and enable eligible children and their families in receiving the rights, procedural safeguards, and services that are authorized to be provided under the early intervention program.

Requesting Services from the Early Developmental Network

To request early development education information, services for your child (birth to three years) or to refer* a child in the Planning Region 10 service area(Buffalo, Dawson, Garfield, Greeley, Loup, Sherman, and Valley counties) please contact an Early Development Network Services Coordinator at:

Educational Service Unit 10
76 Plaza Boulevard
P.O. Box 850
Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: (308) 237-2280
FAX: (308) 234-9211

If you live outside the Planning Region 10 service area, please call the Nebraska Statewide Early Development Network Childfind number at: 1-888-806-6287 or visit: http://edn.ne.gov

*With prior parental permission, referrals may be made by anyone who suspects a developmental delay in any child (birth to three years).