Early Intervention

Early Intervention (EI) in Pennsylvania consists of services and supports designed to help families with children who have developmental delays or disabilities. EI services can include information about how children develop, parent or caregiver education, family support, and developmental and instructional therapies that assist in child development. Early intervention builds upon the natural learning that occurs in the first few years of life. It is a process that promotes collaboration among parents, service providers, and others who are involved with the child.

Infant Toddler Program (Birth to Age 3)

Cindy Wright - Lead Service Coordinator/Supervisor
Tabatha Johnson - Service Coordinator
Michele Minard - Service Coordinator
Tifany Hansen-Parry - Service Coordinator
Donna Trimm - Service Coordinator

Infant toddler programs serve children ages birth to three years old.

While all children grow and change at their own rate, some children have delays in their development. Infant/toddler early intervention provides support and services to children under age three with developmental delays to help the child to grow and develop. Services are always provided at no cost to the family.

Benefits of Early Intervention
Supports and Services
Eligibility
Location of Services

Preschool Early Intervention (Ages 3–5)

"It is the mission of Early Intervention to provide high quality and developmentally appropriate services to all eligible young children."

There are only 2,000 days from the time a child is born until they enter kindergarten. Research tells us that 90% of a child's brain develops during those 2,000 days.

Services
Eligibility
Service Coordinators

Community Engagement

The Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) and Early Learning Team (ELT) organizations provide opportunities for parents, agencies, professionals, and schools to work together to facilitate the delivery of Early Intervention services to infants, toddlers, and preschool children.

Their vision for the future:

  • To promote parent and professional partnerships
  • To identify community needs and resources
  • To promote open communication and coordination of services
Meetings

Problem Solving for Early Intervention

If you are not satisfied or have questions about the services your child receives, you have a choice and you have rights. Here’s what you can do:

  • Discuss concerns and disagreements with your service coordinator or preschool early interventionist. If concerns persist,
  • discuss concerns and disagreements with the local early intervention program supervisor. If concerns persist,
  • contact the PA Office for Dispute Resolution to initiate IEP facilitation, mediation, due process, or file a complaint.