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EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION

SPECIAL NOTICE:

A special called meeting of the Bucks IU Board of School Directors will be held Thursday October 1, 2020 at 5:30pm.  The Bucks IU Board of School Directors will be considering approval of the award for the Lower Southampton Early Learning Center Parking Lot Project.  Per the Bucks IU Health and Safety plan in response to COVID-19, the meeting will be held virtually and is open to the public.   

To join this meeting please use the following information.  If you have not used Zoom before, you may need to follow the program instructions to download the application prior to being able to join the meeting.  You may also join the meeting via audio conference only using the Call-in number and Webinar ID below:

Zoom (online video and audio)
https://bucksiu.zoom.us/j/94745697417?pwd=cWV3cDE2TWNabFBEYjhkaTA4cFk3dz09
Passcode:  bucksiu

Audio only conference
Call-in: 301-715-8592
Webinar ID: 947 4569 7417

EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION
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Preschool Early Intervention

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Maximizing Growth and Development

Our Bucks IU Preschool Early Intervention Program provides services to infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays. The sooner intervention services are able to be initiated, the greater the opportunity a child has for maximum growth and developmental gains prior to beginning elementary school. Early intervention services may close the achievement gap for children with disabilities and delayed development.

Services Provided

Through the Preschool (ages 3-5) Early Intervention Program, eligible children may receive services to support growth in the areas of:

  • Cognition
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Adaptive and Self-Help Skills
  • Speech/Language        
  • Hearing        
  • Vision            
  • Physical or Occupational Skills

Preschool (ages 3-5) Early Intervention Screening Request Form

A key to intervention services is family involvement. Parent education, support services, developmental therapies, and other family-centered services that assist in child development may be included in the child’s early intervention program.

Program Eligibility

We screen over 4,000 students each year. Children ranging in age from infants to age five can be evaluated by our highly skilled staff utilizing a wide variety of assessment tools to determine if the child qualifies for special education programming and related services. Early intervention services are provided at no cost to families.

For children ages birth to 3:  Please click here for information on the county's base service units and to  contact them for evaluation services.

For children ages 3 to 5 (preschool): Please click here to go to the Preschool Early Intervention Screening Form to evaluation services.

Where are Services Provided?

Services may be provided in the child’s home, child care center, preschool, play group, Head Start program, early childhood special education classroom, or other settings familiar to the family. The flexibility and diversity of these service locations allows the needs of children and their families to be met in the least restrictive setting.

Networking and Resources for Both Families and Professionals

Learn more, or become involved with, the Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) for Bucks County by clicking here.