Early Childhood Education in Pennsylvania 

The Early Learning GPS is an interactive online tool where families answer up to 10 questions for great tips and reliable resources on helping their child learn and grow.

Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children is a campaign to help families make good choices about their child’s early learning and choose quality early learning programs that are right for their family. Get information on understanding healthy development, supporting your child’s learning, child care, health care and parenting challenges.

Community, Parent, Training and Resource Centers

The PEAL Center helps families and individuals with disabilities and special health care needs using a variety of strategies across PEAL Projects.  PEAL offers services in six key areas: outreach, individual assistance, resources, trainings, leadership development and partnerships.

HUNE provides free bilingual English and Spanish training, technical assistance and individual assistance to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and to professionals who work with children. This assistance helps parents to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational needs of children and youth with disabilities.

Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) is a statewide, non-profit corporation designated as the federally-mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities.  This website contains links to publications that cover a wide range of topics of interest related to civil rights of people with disabilities.

Pennsylvania’s Learning Standards for Early Childhood are research-based according to age and development and form the foundation for curriculum, assessment, instruction and intervention within early childhood education programs.

Navigating your EI Experience

A Family’s Introduction to Early Intervention Services in Pennsylvania is a booklet explaining EI services in PA.

Early Intervention Supports and Services – Facts for Families is a fact sheet that provides an overview of Early Intervention support and services (birth to age five).

The Charting the LifeCourse Framework was created by families to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. This universally-designed framework may be used by any person or family making a life plan, regardless of life circumstances.

Statewide Government Websites
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