Inclusion

  • The DCIU Preschool Early Intervention Program was awarded a grant from Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning to increase the number of children with special needs included in preschool and child care centers within Delaware County. The early childhood centers highlighted in the attached video have been supported over the past year with resources and consultation surrounding methods for including children with special needs in daily preschool activities. Professional development within each of the centers has focused on the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as the foundation for inclusion. In addition to supporting our partners, the grant allowed DCIU teachers and therapists the opportunity to provide professional development related to their areas of expertise to extend information sharing and resources to early childhood teachers throughout Delaware County. 

    To join the DCIU Early Child Care Center and Preschool Mailing List please email Susan Handschuh at shandschuh@dciu.org and provide your name, name of child care center, phone number, address and email.