Pennsylvania’s Pre-school Early Intervention (EI) Program serves over 50,000 children (ages 3-5) who have disabilities and/or developmental delays.
What is Early Intervention?
Pre-School Early Intervention is:
Services that may be offered in Early Intervention Programs:
State and Federal law* requires Pre-School Early Intervention providers to:
Current Challenges Facing Pre-school EI Programs
What Needs to Happen
In order to continue to provide mandated* services to our most vulnerable children, the legislature needs to pass an amended state budget that fully funds Pre-School Early Invention Services through June 30, 2021.
Education Stakeholders Send Letter to PA General Assembly
On Oct. 13, 2020, fifteen (15) education stakeholders sent a letter to the PA General Assembly asking for their support in fully funding Early Intervention Services through 6/30/2021.
PAIU members: visit the EI Advocacy page for more information (log-in required)
UPDATE: The General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed, an amended FY2020-2021 state budget that fully funds and adds a 3.5 percent increase for EI services through June 30, 2021. Thank you to the legislature for recognizing the need for EI services for our most vulnerable students.
*Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); PA Act 212 of 1990