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Office of Early Intervention

MH/IDD Administrator: Janet M Dreitlein

Deputy Administrator: Aleasha Redden-Revell

Who We Are

The Office of Early Intervention provides evidence based supports & services to infants/toddlers & their families when children are experiencing a developmental delay or have a diagnosis that results in developmental delay. The supports & services are at no cost to eligible infants/toddlers & their families. The Office of Early Intervention is part of a statewide Early Intervention system under the direction of the state Bureau of Early Intervention, Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

What We Do

The Office of Early Intervention supports and services are provided within the typical routines & activities of the family using a home-based coaching model and consultation provided by a team of professionals. We provide services for children from birth to 3 years of age.

The supports and services are individualized based upon the priorities and outcomes identified by the family. Children learn from everyday interactions with familiar people, places, experiences, and routines.

Early Intervention can help families recognize how to do this.

What We Provide

Early Intervention provides Screening, Evaluation & Assessment to determine eligibility and when eligible for Early Intervention, infants/toddlers and families in collaboration with professionals develop an individualized family service plan (IFSP) that outlines the family's concerns, priorities, and child's interests and activities. Supports and resources are then identified to assist the family in enhancing their child's learning & development.

EI Services Decision Tree

Early Intervention Preschool Programs Ages 3-5 years old

Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU)

How to Contact

Call the Office of Early Intervention intake line: 610-713-2406.

Email: humanservices@delcohsa.org

County Holiday Calendar

Current Events

  • Story Walk at Rose Tree Park – July 13th

  • Lead Paint Removal (English & Spanish)

  • Delaware County Lead Poisoning Prevention Coalition - Vice Chair Dr. Monica Taylor joined members of the Delaware County Lead Poisoning Prevention Coalition and local legislators to announce a new grant to help families protect their children by getting toxic lead paint out of their homes. Delaware County was awarded a $1 million grant from the federal Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct lead remediation in low-income homes with pregnant women or children under the age of six. Combined with existing funds ad...ministered by the Community Action Agency in Delaware County, the county has approximately $2 million to help families and landlords that serve low-income families get the lead out of homes. In Delaware County, over 300 babies and children are poisoned every year and 80% of homes are likely to have lead-based paint. Being exposed to lead-based paint can cause memory loss, anemia and kidney dysfunction. Since a child’s brain is still developing, lead can cause intellectual disability. Symptoms may include behavior problems, low IQ, hearing problems, short and long-term learning disabilities and growth delays. The single best way to prevent childhood lead poisoning is to make sure older homes with children and babies under the age of six are lead-safe. The grants will allow Delaware County to help families and landlords take the necessary steps to keep children safe.

    More details, including how to apply for the grant can be found here: https://www.delcopa.gov/publicrelations/releases/2020/leadpaint.html

  • Lead Poisoned Child Information
  • Delaware County Lead Resource Directory
  • Delaware County Lead Testing Information

Resources & Helpful Links

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania: www.parenttoparent.org

Early Intervention Technical Assistance: http://www.eita-pa.org/

Pennsylvania Department of Education Technical Training & Assistance Network: www.pattan.net

Department of Public Welfare: http://www.pa.gov/

Facts for Families

Career Opportunities

Visit www.employment.pa.gov, click on Open Jobs to view available positions or register to take a test. For Civil Service employment information contact Philadelphia office 215-560-2253.

If you are interested in a merit-covered position, such as a County Caseworker—Children and Youth or County Caseworker—Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities, you will need to apply through www.employment.pa.gov rather than through the county office. This is a two-part process which will require you to take an exam to receive a score which you will then use to apply for vacancies of interest. Please visit the County Caseworker tutorial for further instruction on the application process.

Contact Human Services Personnel at 610-891-4951 or 610-891-4417 with questions.