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Early Intervention/Development

Early Intervention (EI) in PA

These are free services and supports to help families with young children with developmental delays. 2 parts in Philadelphia. Infant Toddler Early Intervention for children birth-3 years old AND Elwyn SEEDS for children over 3 years old.

Philadelphia Infant Toddler Early Intervention Services

Early intervention services for developmentally at risk preschool children ages 0-3 years old- funded by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning- 215-685-4646. fax 215-685-4638
If not happy with services your child is getting call 717-346-9320 (Office of Dispute Resolution)
Click here for Brochure on Child Development

Infant Toddler Early Intervention Referral

Referral from Health Care Professionals
Click here

Elwyn SEEDS (Special Education for Early Developmental Success)

Early intervention evaluation and services for children 2yr 10mo to 5 years old- funded by Dept. of Education- 4025 Chestnut Street. Call 215-222-8054
Children>5 call 215-895-5500
If not satisfied with the preschool services your child is getting call 800-992-4334 (Office of Dispute Resolution)
Elwyn SEEDS Referral Form

Phila Dept Health Check and Connect Website

Recommendations and resources for developmental screening for infants and toddlers from the Health Department. Click here for info

CONNECT Early Intervention Hotline

Call 800-692-7288 to find early intervention services in counties throughout PA.


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Vroom gives infants, toddlers and their families amazing fun, free activities to help your baby’s development. En Espanol tambien.

Development Tracker

Download the FREE development tracker to follow a child’s normal development from 2 months old to 5 years. Get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing. Click here and follow along!!
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Increasing Language Skills with Sesame Street

Click here for amazing ways to help with early brain development.

Early Learning GPS Toolkit

Click this link to learn about a baby and child’s development, what a caregiver can do to maximize a child’s early learning, and get a personal plan for a child’s learning and growth. Good for children ages 0-4 years. Click here

Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Website from CDC that goes over normal development from Birth-5 years old and what to do if parent worried.

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