Early Intervention

What is Early Intervention?

When you think of a child and how he or she is growing, you notice things like how soon he or she smiles, sits up, rolls over or how well he or she walks, talks, holds a spoon and feeds him or herself. Children learn naturally during this time by doing, by watching others and by being taught how to do different things. As the parent or caregiver of a child, you might notice that a child is growing or developing differently than other children of the same age. All children grow and change at their own rate; however, some children can experience delays in their development. Early Intervention can help!

Early Intervention (EI) in Pennsylvania is services and supports designed to help families with children who have developmental delays. EI builds upon the natural learning occurring in those first few years. It’s a process that promotes collaboration among parents, service providers and others who may care for the child.

Early Intervention services are provided at NO COST to families.