Early Intervention

Bureau of Early Intervention Services

  • March 17th, 2011
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Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)
OCDEL is focused on creating opportunities for the Commonwealth’s youngest children to develop and learn to their fullest potential. This is accomplished through a framework of supports and systems that help ensure that children and their families have access to high quality services. Parents, schools, child care providers, Early Intervention, Head Start, libraries, community organizations, and other stakeholders have joined with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning to provide high quality early childhood programs and effective prevention strategies to mitigate challenges faced by families that affect school readiness and academic success.

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning strives to build a strong foundation for children, starting in infancy, through the establishment of a state-wide standard for excellence in early care and education and the creation of financial and technical supports to actualize that goal. The success of the state’s efforts today will be seen in the development of citizens of the Commonwealth who are strong, independent, and well-prepared for the future.

Bureau of Early Intervention Services (BEIS)
BEIS assures that all eligible children, from birth to five, with developmental delays and disabilities receive services and supports that maximize their development so they are successful in any early education setting. Programs are provided to infants and toddlers or those with developmental delays and disabilities, as well as to young children three to five who have developmental delays and disabilities. In overseeing the Early Intervention Program for infants, toddlers, and children from birth to school age, the Bureau works with local administrators including county Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Programs, Intermediate Units (IUs), school districts, and providers.

Use the following links to go to the Early Intervention pages of:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

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Consultants

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    Behavior, Early Intervention - Preschool
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    Inclusive Practices, Early Intervention - Infant/Toddler, Early Intervention - Preschool
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    Early Intervention - Infant/Toddler, Early Intervention - Preschool
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    Leadership, Early Intervention - Infant/Toddler
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