Resources

Subsidized Care

Montgomery County Child Care Information Services
www.montcopa.org/ccis
800-281-1116

CCIS of Bucks County

215- 348-1283
Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth
www.montcopa.org

Montgomery County Parent and Infant Directory

www.montcopa.org/hhsapps/pihdir.htm 

Early Intervention

Access Services
Provides community-based specialized services for children with mental health needs
500 Office Center Drive, Ste. 100
Ft. Washington, PA 19034
215-540-2150

CONNECT Helpline

National referral helpline that directs parents to the early intervention office for their county
800-692-7288

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23

1605 West Main Street
Norristown, PA 19403
www.mciu.org

Early Intervention / Pre School
610-755-9400 (EI)
610-539-8550 (PS)

Montgomery County’s Mental Health/Mental Retardation MH/MR

610-277-7176
www.montcopa.org/mhmrda/

Central MH/MR Preschool Intervention Program
www.CENTRALMHMR.org

The Special Kids Network
An information and referral center that provides free information on disabilities
1-800-986-4550
www.health.state.pa.us/skn

Speech and Language Development

Here are 2 good websites to check out if you think your child’s speech is not developing as expected.

http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/speechandlanguage.html#mychild
http://members.tripod.com/caroline_bowen/devel1.htm

NICHCY – The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
1-800-695-0285
www.nichcy.org

Parent to Parent
Linking families of children and adults with disabilities or special needs
1-800-232-7640
www.parenttoparent.org

PICC – Philadelphia Interagency Coordinating Council
A collaboration of families, early intervention providers and early childhood community agencies
215-731-2464
www.philadelphiaicc.org

Philadelphia Education Law Center
ELC is a non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization, dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania’s children have access to quality public education.
www.elc-pa.org

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
A non-profit organization to help parents, teachers, child care agencies, schools, and camps navigate the many issues and concerns related to FOOD ALLERGIES.
www.foodallergy.org

Health Insurance Programs

Keystone Mercy Health Plan
1-800-521-6860

Caring Foundation
CHIP – Children’s Health Insurance Program
1-800-986-5437

Adult Basic Insurance

1-800-462-2742

Health Capsule - Early Learning GPS (Guiding Parents Smoothly)

Visit the Early Learning GPS (Guiding Parents Smoothly) website. Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children campaign developed it.  The GPS offers information for parents of young children about helping their children learn and grow.

GPS is interactive and easy to use. Families receive simple tips and links to reliable resources.  Topics include child development, nutrition, physical activity, social-emotional health, and advice about common childhood events such as visiting the doctor.

Thousands of people have visited the GPS site since its launch in January 2013.  The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning GPS reviewed all the content. Forty focus groups across the state reviewed it too. The reviewers thought the website information was excellent.

Click here, to watch a 2 minute video about GPS.

Regional Resources

Keystone STARS - PA Keys
www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx?page=Programs_STARS
Keystone STARS is managed through a partnership of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and the Pennsylvania and Regional Keys.

Stars Facilities - STARS Eligibility Requirements - Forms & Tools - For Families
Keystone STARS Information for Parents
www.dpw.state.pa.us/.../keystonestarsinformationforparents/index.ht...
Oct 27, 2011 – Keystone STARS (Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources) provides families with a tool to gauge the quality of ...

Center for Parenting Education

GENERAL PARENTING INFORMATION:
Child Development * Parenting Education
FOR NEW PARENTS:

Breastfeeding Support * Child Care Information
Postpartum Information and Support * Sleep Coach for Babies
FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN:
Fun Places to Go * Play Groups * Safety and Poison Control
Sibling Preparation * Yoga and Exercise
FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOLAGED CHILDREN INCLUDING TEENS:
Before and After School Programs * Bullying
Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Resources * Eating Disorders *
Media and Internet Safety * Teens
FOR OTHER PARENTING SITUATIONS:
Adoptive Parents Resources * For Divorced Parents *
For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren * For Parents of Multiples *
For Parents of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transexual Children * For Teenage Parents
FOR PARENTS OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN:
General Information * Testing *
Additional Information on Specific Issues:
ADHD * Autism *Learning Disabilities * Mental Health/ Behavior Problems
Direct Services and Therapies * Education and School Advocacy *

Sibling Support

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT


OTHER RESOURCES

General Resources * Child Abuse * Domestic Violence and Victim Services

HOTLINES
http://www.centerforparentingeducation.org/programs_articlesresource_link.html
PA's Promise for Children - Pennsylvania's Promise for Children
paprom.convio.net/site/PageServer

Oct 17, 2012 – Pennsylvania's Promise for Children is a great place to find out about early learning programs (such as child care, Head Start, and preschool), ...

Materials

Materials. ECE Caucus members and other legislators: If you ...

PA Promise

About Pennsylvania's Promise for Children. Quality early learning ...

Learning is Everywhere

How many fun learning experiences can you think of to ...

Keystone STARS 10th ...

Help celebrate 10 years of Shining Stars! While every child is a ...

Early Education in Pennsylvania

Did you know what children learn before kindergarten affects their ...

PA Promise Month- Tools

Pennsylvania's Promise for Children Month - October 2012 ...


Child Care Resource Developers
www.ccrdpa.org
Abington Parks and Recreation Pool Membership
www.abington.org/parksrec
Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC)
local NAEYC affiliate
www.dvaeyc.org

Delaware Valley Council for Early Care and Learning
www.earlylearningcouncil.com
Southeastern PA School Age Child Care Project
www.sepasacc.org
Gateways of Southeastern PA
www.gatewayssepa.org
Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC)
www.pennaeyc.org
Early Childhood Education Linkage System (ECELS)
www.paaap.org/ecels 

Family Support (Abuse & Violence)

ChildLine and Abuse Registry  
The Mission of ChildLine is to accept calls from the public and ... ChildLine will provide information, counseling, and referral services

http://www.dhs.pa.gov/provider/childwelfareservices/childlineandabuseregistry/

Reporting Child Abuse, Call 800-932-0313 (TDD: 866-872-1677)

Institute for Safe Families
www.instituteforsafefamilies.org

Pennsylvania State - Megan's Law Website
http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/

Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline
1-866-SAFE-014
1-866-723-3014

Women Against Abuse Legal Center
215-686-7082

Women Organized Against Rape
215-985-3333

Menergy - For people who are abusive
215-242-2235
En Espanol 267-625-6135

Men's Resource Center - For people who are abusive
215-564-0488

Children's Crisis Treatment Center - Help for Children
215-496-0707

Anti-Violence Partnership - Help for Children
215-438-9070

A Woman's Place
P.O. Box 229
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-343-9241
Hotline: 1-800-220-8116

PARENT/TEACHER RESOURCE

Ele | Fred Roger's Center - Early Learning Environment
www.ele.fredrogerscenter.org 
The Fred Rogers Center Early Learning Environment! Users have access a library of more than 100 high quality ebooks, videos, mobile apps, music, and more, all designed to promote early literacy and other learning and development for children from birth to age five. Ele’s online community provides a safe place to ask questions and participate in discussions with other families and early childhood professionals.

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