Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
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Council for Exceptional Children Division for Early Childhood
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.
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Delaware County Early Childhood Educators Association, Inc.
As a professional organization, we offer networking opportunities with other professionals as well as workshops to help meet the needs for continuing education requirements of the PA Department of Education (DOE/PDE), the PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and the PA Office of Child Development (OCDEL).
Visit www.dcecea.org for more
Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children
DVAEYC is dedicated to ensuring educational opportunity for every child in our community. To accomplish this, we train early childhood professionals in best practice skills and career development. We coach early childhood education programs to meet higher standards of PA Keystone STARS and national accreditation. And we engage policy makers to invest in high quality early childhood education throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Visit www.dvaeyc.org for more information
National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
Visit the website for more information at www.naeyc.org
PA Promise for Children
Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children is a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of providing Pennsylvania’s young children with access to quality early learning opportunities.
Visit the website for more information at www.papromiseforchildren.com
The mission of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is to support the efforts and initiatives of the Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.
Visit the website for more at www.pattan.net
PA Department of Education
The mission of the department is to academically prepare children and adults to succeed as productive citizens. The department seeks to ensure that the technical support, resources and opportunities are in place for all students, whether children or adults, to receive a high quality education.
Visit the website for more at www.pde.state.pa.us
Delaware County Department of Human ServicesThe Department of Human Services was established in 1978 under the County of Delaware Home Rule Charter as an umbrella organization responsible for the delivery of coordinated human services and for establishing an administrative structure encompassing services to children, youth, adults, and families with special needs.The Department of Human Services is comprised of the following offices: Office of Behavioral Health (Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Adult and Family Services), Office of Intellectual Disabilities, Office of Children and Youth Services, Office of Early Intervention, and Child Care Information Services. The Department of Human Services is located at 20 S. 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082 610-713-2115
Delaware County Family Centers
The mission of the Delaware County Family Center (Delco Family Center) is to help families become strong, self-sufficient members of the community. Since 1994, the Delco Family Center has become the heart of a neighborhood-centered strategy to provide comprehensive, prevention-focused services for at-risk families based on known risk factors in Delaware County.
Visit the website for more at www.dciu.org/page/763
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
CSEFEL provides resources for families, teachers, and trainers in early intervention. Although many of their visual support materials are aimed toward children in childcare, they are easily adaptable to the home.
Visit the website for more at csefel.vanderbilt.edu
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention
Site provides research-based strategies to improve the functioning of children, free presentations, articles, and ideas that can be immediately applied.
Visit the website for more at www.challengingbehavior.org/index.htm
Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC)
The Delaware County Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) is a partnership among families, Early Intervention agencies, and community groups that provide quality services and resources to young children, birth through five years, with developmental delays.
Visit the website for more at http://sites.google.com/site/delawarecountylicc/
PA Parent to Parent Network
The Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania program (P2P of PA) links families of children and adults with disabilities or special needs. In Pennsylvania, the P2P model is a one-to-one match between an experienced, mentor parent, called a peer support parent, and a parent seeking individualized support from another parent who has been through the same experience. Parents would have the opportunity to speak with a parent who has been through the evaluation process to determine eligibility. If you are interested in this program, you can visit their website or call 1-888-727-2706 (toll free) for more information.
Visit the website for more at www.parenttoparent.org/