Early Intervention, Part C

Early Intervention, Part C

Early Intervention Part C provides services to children from birth to 3 years with developmental delays or a high probability of having a developmental delay to improve outcomes critical to a family’s ability to support their child’s health, optimal development, educational success, and lifelong well-being.

Infant and Toddler EI services are structured to identify and meet the needs of young children in five developmental areas: physical development; cognitive development; communication development (language); social or emotional development; and adaptive skills.

Thriving PA is working to ensure all children in Pennsylvania with developmental delays can access Early Intervention Part C services and strengthen the Early Intervention workforce so all eligible children are served in a timely manner.

Policy Priorities

Support infants and toddlers identified with developmental delays and disabilities through Early Intervention Part C by:

  • Strengthening support for education outreach and participation for all infants and toddlers eligible for services.
  • Ensuring services offer the quality needed to make a difference, including a robust workforce.
  • Achieving equitable access in receiving services by increasing referrals, enrollment and support for families of color and families who speak a language other than English.
  • Addressing mental health needs of infants and toddlers.
  • Partnering with Medicaid so all available funding streams are utilized to support Early Intervention services.

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