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    Early Intervention Program - The Arc of Westmoreland

    The Early Intervention Program has been providing learning experiences for children with developmental delays since 1954 when a group of parents began a preschool program for their children. The program evolved over the years and now has 30 licensed therapists that specialize in working with young children with all levels of delay.

    In addition to our Early Intervention (EI) services, the children's programs include a parent support and training network, sibling support groups, a play center that is used for Preschool Readiness.
     

    Who do I call?

    After the initial call to Westmoreland Casemanagement & Supports, Inc, at (724) 837-1808, you will be assigned a Service Cooordinator. Next an independent assessment team will conduct a detailed developmental assessment in your home to determine if your child is eligible for services.

    For information about The Arc of Westmoreland's Early Intervention Services, call Debi McKeever, Program Manager at (724) 837-8159 x132 or email dmckeever@achieva.info.

    Preschool Readiness Program

    ACHIEVA offers a Preschool Readiness program for children 2 1/2 years and older who utilize ACHIEVA's Early Intervention services as they prepare for the transition to preschool. Classes are offered at 316 Donohoe Road, Greensburg PA  15601.

    Class Activities:

    A variety of learning and social activities are offered through the preschool readiness program, including:

    1. Directed Free Play - Includes theme-related puzzles, books, etc.
    2. Circle Time - Includes welcome, discussion and songs
    3. Snack - Includes getting ready for and having snack time, clean up, making choices and encouraging language cooperation
    4. Group Activity - Includes arts and crafts, games and fine motor activities
    5. Gross Motor Activity - Includes moving to music, taking a walk, etc.
    6. Book Time and Closing Song

    "Chase was definitely not ready to go to preschool this past year, but now, because of the wonderful people and structured classroom, his achievements have made my husband and I rethink the possibility of him being able to go to preschool next year. I no longer look at my son as an infant; he is now a little boy who goes to school. Thank you for helping my baby grow up.”

    For more information, in Allegheny County, contact ACHIEVA Early Intervention at (412) 995-5000.  In Westmoreland County, Early Intervention is provided through The Arc of Westmoreland at (724) 837-8159. 

    To access Early Intervention services in Allegheny County, please contact The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers at (412) 885-6000.  In Westmoreland County please contact Westmoreland Casemanagement & Supports, Inc. at (724) 837-1808.


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