PA Early Intervention programs vital for child development

A new study highlights the importance of Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention program and its services for infants and toddlers at risk of developmental delays.

Kari King, president and CEO of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, said there are two Early Intervention programs: “Part B” for preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, and her group advocates for “Part C,” which supports infants and toddlers and is administered through the Department of Human Services.

King said only 46,000 children are served by Part C.

“The way services are delivered is usually in a home setting,” she said. “So, you’ll have a trained professional come into the home to meet with whether it’s mom or dad or another caregiver, to address whatever concerns might be present with that child.”

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