Data and Monitoring


Babies Can't Wait (BCW) is Georgia’s statewide early intervention program for infants and toddlers with special needs, from birth to three years-of-age and their families.  The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for the administration of the BCW program.  As required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C section 34 CFR §§303.110-303.113, “the State must publish its Part C application or policy in a manner that will ensure circulation throughout the State at least 60-days prior to the date on which the application or policy is submitted and allow an opportunity for public comments on the application or policy for at least 30 days during that 60-day publication period.” 

In order to meet this requirement, BCW invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public review period for the Part C Grant Application Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 from March 16, 2023 to May 15, 2023. 

PART C Grant Application FFY2023

Download this pdf file. Part C FFY2023 Grant Application

Download this pdf file. Part C GEPA Section 427 Form


  1. Written comments will be received by mail until May 15, 2023:  

          Babies Can't Wait  

          Attn: Kevin Byrd, Early Intervention (EI) Deputy Director/Part C Coordinator 

          Peachtree Street NW, 11th Floor 

          Atlanta, GA 30303-13422  

      2. Email comments will be received until May 13, 2023: 

          [email protected] (Subject line: Part C Public Comment)  

      3. Facsimile comments will be received until May 13, 2023:  

          State BCW Office Fax: (404) 738- 0103 Attn: Kevin Byrd 

      4. In-person comments at a public session:  

           DPH invites interested persons to attend the State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) public session and present public comments at 10:00 am April 20, 2023. Comments will be limited to five minutes to ensure all comments are recorded.  

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**Note: If interpretation/translation services are needed during the public comment hearing please notify Elizabeth Snarey at [email protected]

Note: The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 allocation has been used for the FFY 2023 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C grant application. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will revise the application upon receipt of the FFY 2023 allocation table from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). 

Babies Can't Wait Annual Performance Reports and State Performance Plans

Each year Babies Can't Wait is required to submit an Annual Performance Report to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) on key program compliance and performance indicators. Information on statewide and local performance for each of the indicators is posted below within the Public Reporting Data documents.

SSIP Phase Reports

BCW APR Reports

Download this pdf file. FFY21 State APR and Local Program Performance

Differentiated Monitoring and Support (DMS) 2.0

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Page last updated 8/7/2023