BCIU - Early Intervention

Berks County Intermediate Unit

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Data Provided By
United Way of Berks County
General Information
Description of ServicePreschool Early Intervention is a parent/caregiver training model program that provides public school special education services and supports for preschool children with special needs. If a child is found eligible for services, an Individualized Education Program is developed to provide support for the child's participation in typical preschool activities. Supports include training and consultation for the staff working with the child in their early learning program, special instruction, and related therapies. The program provides the supports to enable a child to attend an early learning program, but does not provide the early learning program unless the child's needs can only be met in a preschool special education environment.
Geographical AreaBerks; serving the 18 Berks County School Districts
Intake ProcedureUpon referral, families are provided with questionnaires that assist the program in screening for possible developmental delays or disabilities. If concerns are identified, the family is contacted to schedule an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for services.
Intake RequirementsStudents must reside in one of the 18 school districts served by the BCIU and be between 3 years old and Kindergarten age for their district.
Client Information
Age GroupChildren
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityTo be eligiblee for services, a student must have one of the disabilities identified by special education law or demonstrate a 25% delay in development which results in the need for specially designed instruction.
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsNone
Hours of Operation Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Maritza Zoumas
Contact's Phone 610-987-8544
Physical Site Address 1 1111 Commons Boulevard
Physical Site City, State, Zip Reading, PA 19605
Mailing Address 1 PO Box 16050
Mailing City, State, Zip Reading, PA 19612
Main Phone 610-987-8543
TDD Phone 610-987-8401
Fax 610-987-8547
Service Location Email info@berksiu.org
Web Address www.berksiu.org/EI
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Berks County Intermediate Unit
Affiliated Program: Berks County Intermediate Unit
This Service: BCIU - Early Intervention
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays (LR-1700)