Early Childhood Education
- Helps children with disabilities develop and learn to their fullest potential
- Enhances each family's capacity to meet the developmental needs of their child in the settings where children would be if they did not have a disability
- Respects the family's strengths, values, diversity and competencies and answer families' questions about their child's development
- Supports communities to become more aware of the gifts and abilities of all its children
- Helps prevent the need for more and costly intervention in the future
Click below for more information:
How can I refer my child for an evaluation?
Families with a child between the ages of three (3) and five (5) years (who is not attending a school-age program), may call Westmoreland Intermediate Unit’s Early Intervention Program at 724-836-2460. Referrals to early intervention can also be made online by clicking here, selecting the green "Make Referral" tab, and completing the necessary information.
Referrals can be made by parents, doctors, teachers, childcare providers, or others that are involved with the child and have concerns.
What are early intervention supports and services
How do I find Early Childhood programs and Child Care centers in my area?
Helpful On-line Resources
- Story times for specific age groups ranging from birth to five years (these programs often include songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and large picture books to engage infants and young children in learning)
- Special and seasonal programs for families
- Author visits and/or activities associated with PA One Book/Every Young Child initiative
- Summer reading programs for infants through elementary school age children
- Children's resource library including picture books, preschool learning books, educational computer games, books on tape, children's magazines, educational play kits, etc.
- Movie matinees/movie nights