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Services for Preschool Children

Act 212, the Early Intervention Services System Act, entitles all preschool children with disabilities to appropriate early intervention services. Young children experiencing developmental delays or physical or mental disabilities and their families are eligible for early intervention services. At-risk children are eligible for screening and tracking.

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is responsible for providing services to infants and toddlers, defined as children from birth through two years of age. The Pennsylvania Department of Education is responsible for providing services to preschool children from ages three through five.

For information about these programs, contact the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, 102 Equity Drive, Greensburg 15601-7190, 724-836-2460.