Early Intervention for Pre-School Children

  • The Northern York County School District provides a range of services and programs to meet the educational and developmental needs of preschool and school-age students.

                Through a state law (Act 212) early intervention programs and services are available for preschool children beginning at age three (3) through the age established by the school district for beginning first grade.  Early intervention is concerned with preschool children who are thought to have problems in learning, communication, behavior, sensory functions (vision and hearing) and other areas of development, such as play and socialization.

                To determine if a child is eligible for early intervention programs and services, a referral may be made to the school district or to the Capital Area Intermediate Unit.  Children will be evaluated by a team of professionals with the parents’ participation to determine if special needs exist.  Early intervention programs and services are available at no cost to parents.