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funny-bee-blue-flowerEarly Intervention Program (EIP)

The Early Intervention Program is a state funded instructional program which is available to students in grades K-5. Its purpose is to serve those students who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level. This goal is accomplished by identifying those students who have not performed well on state assessments such as the Georgia Milestones, GKIDS or universal screeners such as GRASP/DIBELS and then providing additional instructional resources to help them obtain the necessary skills to reach grade level performance. Eligibility in the program is determined through guidelines set by the Georgia State Board of Education with the Office of Education Accountability. 

More Information about the Early Intervention Program

  • EIP is NOT... Special Education. 
  • EIP services do NOT carry over from year to year.  
  • EIP is NOT a permanent class and does NOT take the place of regular classroom instruction. It is offered in addition to regular classroom Reading and/or Math instruction. 
  • EIP teachers do NOT give grades to students. Students remain in classes for content and receive additional support within the classroom or exit for support after regular classroom instruction is provided.

Early Intervention Program Teachers


ChurchMy name is Paula Church and I have been teaching at Eastside since 1996.  I have taught second grade and third grade at Eastside.  This year I will serve students in the Early Intervention Program in third, fourth and fifth grades.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at paula.church@cowetaschools.org.

LauraMy name is Laura Pittman and I work with Early Intervention Program (EIP) students in kindergarten, first, and second grades.  I began teaching second grade at Eastside in 2003 and taught first grade from 2004 to 2014.  Prior to working in Coweta County, I worked in Clayton County for twelve and a half years.  During those years I taught K-5 technology, kindergarten, first grade, and co-taught third, fourth, and fifth grade students in the Remedial Enrichment Program (REP).  It is my desire as an educator to help students realize their fullest potential and I am looking forward to working with your child.  I feel that open communication between parents and teachers is important in reaching a common goal:  the academic success of your child.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at laura.pittman@cowetaschools.org.

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