Pennsylvania Early Intervention Supports and Services
Facts for Families
ALL families of young children eligible for Early Intervention should have quality evidence based supports and services. The purpose of Early Intervention (EI) is to provide family members, caregivers and early education practitioners with supports and resources to enhance children’s learning and development.
Early Intervention guiding principles include:
- Children learn from everyday interactions with familiar people, places, experiences, and routines. Early Intervention can help families recognize how they do this.
- Early Intervention supports and services are individualized for each child and family.
- Outcomes and intervention plans reflect the family’s priorities for their child, and the interests of their child.
- The Early Intervention team consults with the family and identified caregivers or early education practitioners to ensure supports and services are coordinated and comprehensive.