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  • Preschool Special Education Services (Early Intervention)

    It is our mission to ensure every preschool child is on track for success. If you are concerned about your preschooler's development, we provide free screenings for speech, language, fine and gross motor skills, vision and hearing. When screenings indicate the need for future assessment, a more comprehensive evaluation will be done with parental approval. If a child is found to need Preschool Special Education Services, an individualized education plan (IEP) is developed and the appropriate services are arranged.
    Learn about the full process. To arrange for an evaluation and screening, parents and/or legal guardians may call 484-237-5150 or click the online referral button below to complete an online referral.
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    Educación Especial Preescolar (Intervención Temprana)

    Nuestra misión es asegurar que cada niño en edad preescolar está en el buen camino hacia el éxito. Si le preocupa el desarrollo de su hijo en edad preescolar, ofrecemos evaluaciones gratuitas de habla, lenguaje, habilidades de motricidad fina y gruesa, visión y audición. Cuando las evaluaciones indican la necesidad de realizar otras evaluaciones y si los padres lo aprueban, se realizará una evaluación más exhaustiva. Si la conclusión indica que el niño necesita Servicios de educación especial preescolar, se desarrolla un Programa de Educación Individualizada (IEP) y se organiza la prestación de los servicios apropiados para cada caso. Haga clic aquí para completar una forma en español.
    Preschool Special Education Services are provided free of charge to children and their families who reside in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
    The CCIU offers a vast array of programs and services for eligible young children between the ages of three and five years old. Among these services is a full continuum of Preschool Special Education programs to meet the needs of children with special needs and developmental delays.
    Classroom-Based Programs
    Currently, CCIU operates 30 classroom-based programs. Thirteen of these classes are located in regular elementary schools throughout the county. Students attend for varying amounts of time per day and per week. Each class is staffed by a full-time, certified special education teacher and an instructional assistant.
    Itinerant Programs
    Itinerant Preschool Special Education programs and services may be provided in your home, or in your child's regular preschool. If your child demonstrates a specific need for individual or integrated services, they may be provided on-site by an appropriate specialist.
    Related Services
    The Individualized Education Planning team (IEP) may determine that a student needs a related service to benefit from his or her early intervention program. Examples of related services which the CCIU or local Chester County school districts provide include:
    • Transportation
    • Speech Therapy
    • Physical and Occupational Therapies
    • Assistive Technology
    • Vision Support
    Additional services may be provided if deemed necessary and appropriate by your child's IEP team. 
    To get more information about Early Intervention in Pennsylvania, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' website