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ERIC Number: ED517013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
A Family's Introduction to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning
When you think of your 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 himself or herself. Children learn naturally during this time: by watching you and/or other children, and by being taught how to do different things. Because you know your child so well, you might notice that he or she is growing or developing differently than a cousin, brother or sister at that age. What you are noticing are changes in development. While all children grow and change at their own rate, some children can experience delays in their development. Sometimes this can be cause for concern. This paper provides a family's guide to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania. Early Intervention in Pennsylvania consists of services and supports designed to help families with children who have developmental delays. Early Intervention builds upon the natural learning occurring in those first few years. It is a process that promotes collaboration among parents, service providers, and others significantly involved with children. A list of rights and privileges under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is appended. A glossary is included.
Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning. 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17126. Tel: 717-346-9320; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Child Development and Early Learning
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974