How To Get Started

From birth to age 5 years, children should reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak and act. Each child grows and changes at their own rate, but some children have delays in their development.  Early Intervention can assist families and caregivers to support the child to reach their potential.

For more information about the early intervention program in Pennsylvania, click on the following link: Early Intervention Supports and Services: Facts for Families.

If you have a concern regarding you child’s development, you can make a referral to Chester County Infant/Toddler Early Intervention to discuss you child’s development and to have an evaluation completed.

Families, Caregivers, Hospitals, physicians, and specialists may make a referral to the program.

To make a referral in Chester County for children under the age of 3 years old

Call 610-344-5948 to make a referral


Make an on-line referral by clicking this link – EI Online Referral

Once a referral is received a service coordinator is assigned to suport the family as their primary contact with the program. The service coordinator will contact the family to share information about the evaluation process/eligiblity determination, gather information regarding their concerns bout development , and will serve as the primary point of contact for the family. Please see the following guide that share more about the role of the Service Coordinator: You_and_Your_Service_Coordinator (

If you are wishing to make a referral for early intervention for children age 3 and older, please reach out the Chester County Intermediate Unit Preschool Special Education Program/484-237-5150