As someone new to the field, we’d like to recommend some resources that will help you as you prepare to work with children and their families. You are invited to begin with the following video. Then check out the documents, websites and training opportunities that we’ve chosen for you below. If you are a new leader, check out the Leadership topic of interest page for additional resources.
These links will take you to websites that will have further links to EI Laws, Regulations and Announcements. Search the sites for information regarding IDEA Part B, Section 619, Part C, Natural Environments and LRE.
Check out our Professionals Page to see a list of important Pennsylvania and national websites relating to early intervention and early childhood.
The PA Early Ed News (external link) is a biweekly e-newsletter to inform early learning professionals, the early childhood community, school district staff, policymakers, community leaders and the public on developments in early childhood education and care in Pennsylvania. The newsletter is free and open to anyone.
Frequently Used Forms (external link) (Here you can find frequently used forms by searching by Age Group and Language. Annotated Forms are also available for each Age Group.)
Because you are new to EI, you will probably have many questions and will need to know where to go to get the answers. If you are a family member, you should begin by asking your Service Coordinator or your child’s teacher. As a provider, start with your immediate supervisor or contact the County EI Coordinator or Preschool Supervisor. Check out the Contact Us page on this site for more information. The assistance of a Bureau of Early Intervention Services (BEIS) Advisor or EITA Consultant is always available. For a listing of EITA Consultants, check out the Contact Us page on this site for more information.