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Early Intervention Services

Early Intervention Services

Early Intervention is provided in Pennsylvania under the Office of Child Development and Early Learning. The Office of Child Development and Early Learning funds Early Intervention from Birth until the age a child begins elementary education.  The MH/DD Programs oversees the Program from Birth until the child reaches the age of 3.


Children from birth to three years of age may receive services if:

  • The child has a delay in development in one or more areas of development
  • The child has a physical disability
  • The child has a condition which has a high probability for developmental delay

There are children who may not meet the eligibility criteria for early intervention services but who may have conditions considered to be "at risk" Infant Monitoring can be provided for children who:

  • Weigh under 3 ½ pounds at birth
  • Have been cared for in a neonatal intensive care unit
  • Are born to a chemically dependent mother
  • Have been seriously abused or neglected
  • Have confirmed lead poisoning
  • Homelessness

How To Request Early Intervention Services For Children Birth To Three Years Of Age In Berks County

Contact Service Access and Management and request an Early Intervention Intake for children under the age of three at 610-236-0530.

Berks Early Care and Education Council (BECEC) -Collaborative of parents and organizations that provide services to infants and toddlers throughout the County.  BECEC


  • Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP)
  • Service Coordination
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Special Instruction
  • Audiology
  • Nutrition
  • Vision
  • Infants, Toddlers, and Families Medicaid Waiver