Early Learning Services - Family Information
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.
Welcome to the Elwyn Early Learning Services (ELS) Family Information site. Elwyn ELS provides intake services, multi-disciplinary evaluations to determine eligibility, case management, also referred to as LEA Representation, and preschool early intervention services. Families can utilize the wide array of information offered on this portion of our website to learn more about Elwyn Early Learning Services, preschool early intervention processes and procedures, developmental norms and access necessary contact information.
2021 Early Intervention Family Survey
2021 PA Early Intervention Family Survey:
Families play a vital role in Early Intervention! We are asking all families of children currently receiving Early Intervention services to complete the 2021 PA Early Intervention Family Survey:
Your responses will help guide efforts at the statewide and local levels to improve services and results for children and families.
- Please read each question carefully and base your responses on your thoughts on that specific question.
- We understand that families may have experiences with a variety of different people in Early Intervention. We are asking that you consider your experiences with these individuals as a whole.
- Your responses are completely confidential!
- The survey closes on June 30, 2021
How to Make a Preschool Early Intervention Referral
Welcome to the Elwyn Early Learning Services (ELS) "How to Make a Preschool Early Intervention Referral eTraining" brought to you by the Elwyn Early Learning Services Professional Development Team.
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What to Expect
|STEP 1: INTAKE MEETING|
|STEP 2: INITIAL EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT|
|STEP 3: INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN (IEP) MEETING|
|STEP 4: SERVICE DELIVERY|
COVID Compensatory Services (CCS) for Preschool Early Intervention Families
COVID Compensatory Services (CCS) - Spanish Transcript
COVID Compensatory Services (CCS) - Mandarin Transcript
Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center is a supplemental support program created for Elwyn Early Learning Service families and caregivers designed to offer guidance and support with a wide array of local resources.
Through the Family Resource Center, you can find city-wide resources and other
information to successfully navigate early intervention, community supports,
programs or activities, parent training, and early childhood programming.
Call us with any questions or concerns, at your convenience, and our
Family Resource Center team will be happy to assist you.
Services and Evaluation:
To refer a child for services or an evaluation, please call 215-222-8054.
Press 1 for English, or 2 for Spanish, Press 1 again for intake.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Call with questions!
We are here for you.
The Elwyn Early Learning Services Early Childhood Developmental Skills Reference Guide is designed as a resource to provide families, as well as early childhood and early intervention personnel with information as it relates to general, typical developmental skill trajectories across the preschool age range.
This resource is organized by each of the major developmental domains addressed within preschool Early Intervention (EI) and aligns with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards to offer helpful considerations for effective Individualized Education Plan development and developmentally appropriate intervention. It is important to note that these lists have been adapted from a number of references to ensure a cohesive, widespread portrayal of development specific to the Preschool Early Intervention population.
Regional Contact Information
Early Childhood Education & Early Childhood Special Education Programs
The research is clear – giving children a strong start and fostering positive early childhood experiences is key to a healthy & successful future! The city of Philadelphia offers many public Early Childhood Education (ECE) program options, including Head Start, Pre-K Counts and PHL Pre-K classrooms. There are also a wide array of private ECE programs available to families across the city. If you need assistance locating an ECE program, you can utilize the Great Philly Schools website to explore various programs in your area: https://greatphillyschools.org/s/.
For some children with disabilities, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programs might be a better fit. ECSE programs are also available across the city and enrollment is an IEP team decision based on a child’s needs. If you are interested in an ECSE program for your child, please reach out to your child’s LEA Representative or you can contact the programs below for more information.
Elwyn West, 5548 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pa
Programs: PreK Counts PHL preK, Early Childhood Special Education Center
Elwyn South, 1930 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, Pa
Programs: Early Childhood Special Education Center
Elwyn Seedlings, 3300 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, Pa
Programs: Private Academic School, Early Childhood Special Education Center
Temple University’s Families First program:
Temple University’s Families First program, through the Institute on Disabilities, is a free parent empowerment training and support program dedicated to families receiving early intervention in Philadelphia. All families receiving early intervention services in Philadelphia are welcome to access the free training and networking opportunities that Families First has to offer! This program is partially funded by Elwyn ELS.