Early Learning Services
Addressing learning and developmental obstacles head-on! Reaching approximately 10,000 children each year, our Preschool Early Intervention services help children with developmental delays and disabilities to reach their individual goals. Elwyn Early Learning Services (ELS) provides Preschool Early Intervention services in Philadelphia County & the city of Chester. Please use the links below to access more specific information on our programs.
Early impact. Wide reach.
Early Intervention Services
Early intervention includes a process of assessing for eligibility and providing support and services for eligible young children with developmental delays and disabilities, and their families. The goal of early intervention is to promote and foster development, as well as to build capacity of the family and immediate community to support the child long-term. Quality early intervention services can minimize the delays and challenges that some young learners experience. Research shows that early intervention services are key in promoting long-term positive outcomes for children with developmental delays and disabilities. If you have a developmental concern about your child, please call us to schedule a multidisciplinary evaluation for your child and family. We are here to help!
Elwyn ELS provides Preschool Early Intervention services in the following geographical areas:
City of Chester in Delaware County
Please find our Philadelphia Preschool Early Intervention Calendar available to download
Elwyn Early Learning Services provides preschool early intervention services to eligible children, ages 3 through the age of beginners, or through the transition to school-age programming, in Philadelphia County and the city of Chester.
Families interested in or already receiving preschool early intervention services,
please click here for more information.
Early Childhood Education Provider Information
Early Childhood Education providers who are interested in more information about Preschool Early Intervention services, developmental norms, professional development opportunities and tips on behavior support can find more information here.
Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Elwyn Early Learning Services runs Early Childhood Special Education programs at the following locations. Please reach out to your child's Local Education Agency (LEA) Representative for more information.
Elwyn ELS West, 5548 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pa
Elwyn ELS South,1930 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, Pa
Seedlings, 3300 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, Pa
Individual listening sessions of the Elwyn Children’s Services family
On behalf of Elwyn Children’s Services, I am wishing you all well as we begin a new school year with the goal of ensuring that our children are safe, well cared for and make meaningful progress in our programs. As we embark on another great year for Children’s Services at Elwyn, I wanted to take the time to thank everyone for the good will and positive messages of support that I have received from many of you. I acknowledge the extraordinary environmental stress and uncertainty that we have all been living with for the past eighteen months. I honor those whom we have lost, and thank the thousands of Elwyn employees who continue to serve children and families in the face of some of the most difficult circumstances that we have faced in recent history. We all share a collective commitment to children and their families. So, despite these circumstances, we will continue to rise to the challenge and continue to serve. It’s what we do.
Over the course of the next several months, I want to hear from you. As such, I will be offering individual listening sessions to all stakeholders of the Elwyn Children’s Services family. That is- individuals in service, group representatives, families, employees, community partner agencies, or anyone who is directly or indirectly involved with children and families that are served by Elwyn. Through this process, it is my desire to consider all perspectives as we chart a path forward developing and evolving our Children’s programs.
If you are interested in scheduling a listening session with me, please contact Michelle Dos Reis at Michelle.DosReis@elwyn.org or (267) 966-5912.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Veronica (Ronnie) Williams
Elwyn Children’s Services