|18th Street Development Corporation - Parenting Program||Provides support group, child development, child discipline and developing relationships with children. There is an 13-week mandatory attendance curriculum entitled "Strengthening Multi-Cultural Families and Communities." Facilitators are both trained in the curriculum and have experience in childcare (parent and teacher). Parenting program open to any caregiver raising a child not their own.||Philadelphia||18th Street Development Corporation - South Philadelphia||18th Street Development Corporation|
|Abington Friends School - Early Childhood Program||The foremost goal of the Abington Friends Early Childhood program is to value and to preserve childhood. Our program builds on the excitement and curiosity that our children bring to their first school experience. Designed to strengthen a young child's developing independence and social skills, the Early Childhood Division combines a focus on the individual with an ever widening sense of community. An emphasis on community, rooted in Quaker beliefs, permeate the Early Childhood curriculum. A critical component of our program is our focus on providing children with an opportunity to explore and learn about the diversity in our own community and in our larger society. Our goal is to help children value the differences and, more importantly, the similarities among all people. We believe that if we are successful in this mission in our work with young children, we are doing our part to build a better society.||Montgomery||Abington Friends Early Childhood Program - Montgomery; Abington||Abington Friends School|
|Ages and Stages, Healthy Children||Interactive and helpful website with "Ages and Stages" resources for families and their children.
Referral information about pediatricians.
Free digital newsletter on your child's development.
Multiple apps on your child's overall heath and wellness.||York||Healthy Children - American Academy of Pediatricians||Healthy Children - American Academy of Pediatricians|
|Caring Together - Child Development and Parenting||Identifies strengths and potential developmental deficits in the children in the program and also guides the Child Development staff in the individual and group curriculum they provide to the children while their mothers are in treatment. Also provides age appropriate activities and parenting tips for the mothers in the program who are receiving individual and group parent education and therapy.||Philadelphia||Caring Together - Philadelphia; Nicetown||Caring Together|
|Central Behavioral Health - Aftercare Program||The Aftercare/Outpatient program staff partner with adults diagnosed with serious mental illness, and provide opportunities for individual therapy, group therapy, medication management and assessment. Additionally, Aftercare/Outpatient offers services for individuals who are developmentally delayed. A lab is available on a weekly basis for blood tests.||Montgomery||Central Behavioral Health - Montgomery; Norristown||Central Behavioral Health |
|Children's Reference Services||The Children’s Department Staff provides support for children’s information needs. We help children find resources for homework, recreational reading, and science fair projects, as well as guide them in finding resources that are appropriate for their reading abilities. Resources are also available for parents and teachers on topics relating to children’s development.||Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library|
|Head Start Learning Tree - Parenting Education Program - South 57th Street||Family support services offer support groups. Parenting education services deal with child development and discipline, youth violence, special needs, and developing relationships.||Philadelphia||South 57th Street (Head Start Learning Tree - Pesbytery of Philadelphia)||Head Start Learning Tree - Presbytery of Philadelphia|
|Medical Foster Care||Medical Foster Care provides homes for children with acute physical, emotional or mental disabilities as an alternative to hospitalization or institutionalization. CONCERN identifies particular foster parents who are capable of meeting the child’s special needs and who are trained in the specific medical condition(s) of the child.||Montgomery||Southeast Regional Office||CONCERN|
|Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers - Children's Education Programs - Franklin Commons Center||Children's Literacy Program aligns learning to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards in order to achieve a smooth transition from preschool to Kindergarten and addresses developmental skills for early learners. Children also enjoy several exciting field trips each year. Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers are part of the Federal Food Program and serve breakfast, a hot lunch, and snack each day emphasizing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains each day.
- Language development
- Arts & Crafts
- Supervised play
- Introduction to computers||Chester||Franklin Commons Center||Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers|
|Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers - Children's Education Programs - Main||Children's Literacy Program aligns learning to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards in order to achieve a smooth transition from preschool to Kindergarten and addresses developmental skills for early learners. Children also enjoy several exciting field trips each year. Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers are part of the Federal Food Program and serve breakfast, a hot lunch, and snack each day emphasizing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains each day.
- Language development
- Arts & Crafts
- Supervised play
- Introduction to computers||Chester||*Main Site (Main Street Center)||Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers|
|Royer Greaves School for Blind - Residential Program||The residential program at Royer-Greaves School for Blind is licensed by the Department of Public Welfare 6400 regulations, as a Community Home for the Mentally Retarded. Residential program is centered around the Residence Hall, Activities Building which houses the gymnasium and indoor swimming pool, the School Grounds and the community. Each Individual is encouraged to attend their annual Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting to discuss their needs, wants and programs of attendance. An individual Program Plan(IPP) is then developed based upon the team meeting's findings which specifies the Individual's residential goals and objectives. Goals are designed to help individuals gain maximum independence. The program supports these goals by providing a continuous twenty four hour supportive, consistent and caring environment.
Three Primary Phases of Focus
Activities of Daily Living include those life skills and self help skills which an individual may need to address for independence. Self preservation skills and orientation and mobility are also addressed.
Recreation and Socialization Skills focus on developing recreational interests and learning to interact with others through small and large group activities. Individuals are afforded the opportunity to choose activities of interest and build upon those interests for leisure time pursuits. Activities range from music appreciation, arts and crafts, the horticultural program, aquatic and modified athletics to reading and specialized interests.
Community Life includes programs designed for each individual to learn and participate in community activities, which enhances their lives on an ongoing basis. Individual and group volunteers from the community participate in this program. The 'Windows to the World' program enables individuals to gain access to the community on a regular basis, whether it's to the post office, library or the mall. Activities also include dining out and trips to areas of interest such as the beach.
Individuals are afforded the opportunity to become members of Explorer Post #103, regardless of age or sex. They participate in scouting activities as a post and also with other local Scout troops. The residential program is administered by qualified Residential Care Counselors and supervised by the Residential Program Director. Nursing services are provided twenty-four hours per day.||Chester||*Main Site (Royer Greaves School for Blind)||Royer Greaves School for Blind|
|Special Kids Network - Southeast - Information and Referral Helpline||The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Special Kids Network provides free information and referral services through a statewide helpline dedicated to assisting families of children and youth with special needs. The Special Kids Network Helpline can connect you to local resources if you call our toll-free number, 1-800-986-4550, or visit the SKN Help in PA web site and searchable resource database, www.helpinpa.state.pa.us
Children with special health care needs include children who are at increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions. This includes chronic conditions or illnesses such as cerebral palsy, developmental delays, ADHD, depression, asthma, sickle cell anemia, autism and cystic fibrosis.||Dauphin||*Main Site (Special Kids Network)||Special Kids Network - Southeastern Pennsylvania Region|
|Variety -The Children's Charity - Golf Buddies Program||Variety – The Children’s Charity and the Philadelphia Section of the PGA of America collaborated to create the “Buddy Program” to enhance the lives of children with developmental and physical disabilities through the game of golf. Its goal is to create a buddy system between a PGA professional and a child with disabilities. Its main objective is to establish a meaningful friendship between both parties as the child is learning the fundamentals of golf while elevating the child’s self-esteem.
The Golf Buddy Program requires the parent(s) to show a strong commitment to the child’s learning process. Once paired with a PGA Professional, it is the responsibility of the parent to arrange the child’s golf lessons unless the professional expresses that he/she would rather take on this responsibility. The Buddy Program will provide the required golfing equipment.
All children and professionals enrolled in the program shall be registered and noted for future mailings and group activities through the offices of the Philadelphia Section of the PGA and Variety – The Children’s Charity.||Montgomery||Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center||Variety-The Children's Charity|
|WIC - Maternal and Family Health Services Inc. - Jermyn WIC Center||Helps pregnant women, new mothers, and children up to age 5 learn about nutrition, make healthy food choices, and improve overall health. Participants receive education on infant and child feeding, breast feeding, child development information and assessments, and vouchers to purchase healthy foods at grocery stores and local farmers markets.||Lackawanna||Maternal and Family Health Services Inc. - Lackawanna County||Maternal and Family Health Services Inc.|