Professionals New to EI
Welcome! We’re glad to have you as part of the team.
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.Watch New to EI Video
Laws & Regulations
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.
|Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) (external link)|
|PDE Early Intervention page (external link)|
|Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) (external link)|
|DHS Early Intervention page (external link)|
|Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) (external link)|
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.
|Evaluation report (external link)|
|Individualized Family Service Plan/Individualized Education Program (IFSP/IEP) (external link)|
|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.)
|Foreign Language Forms (external link) (you will find them at the bottom of the page)|
|Annotated Guidance for Writing Session Notes (external link)|
|A Families Introduction to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania (external link)|
|Early Intervention Fact Sheets
– Services and Supports (external link)
– Services and Supports: Facts for Families (external link)
|Watch Me Grow (PA’s Child Find Documents)
– Brochure (external link)
|Guidelines to Support the Early Intervention Process
– Speech (external link)
– Inclusion (external link)
– Transition (external link)
|An Early Education Provider’s Guide to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania (external link)|