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Services for Preschool Children

The Early Intervention Services System Act (212) entitles all preschool children with disabilities to appropriate early intervention services. Young children experiencing developmental delays, or physical or mental disabilities and their families are eligible for early intervention services. At-risk children are eligible for screening and tracking. WSD ensures that all students transitioning from early intervention programs to kindergarten or first grade programs within the district are transitioned without disruption of services. Parents of children entering school age programs are notified of the District’s Transition activities.


The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is responsible for providing services to infants and toddlers, defined as children from birth through three years of age. For more information, contact Alliance for Infants, 2801 Custer Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15227 (412-885-6000). PDE is responsible for providing services to preschool children from ages three through five. For more information, contact the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Project DART, 475 E. Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120 (412-394-5739).


Additional information on District programs is available by contacting the Director of Special Education at 412-871-2114.