If a child has been determined to be eligible for special education services, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed. Parents and professionals from the Early Intervention Program participate in the process. Others who have knowledge about the students may provide input as well. Parents and families are a very important part of the IEP development process.

    The IEP outlines the student’s goals and adaptations to the preschool curriculum, content, and delivery of instruction needed to support the goals. It indicates the type of services and location of services to be provided. The IEP is reviewed and revised at least annually.


    Preschool special education services are provided in a variety of ways and locations. The services recommended for each student are tailored to meet the individual student’s needs and occur in the least restrictive environment in which the student’s needs can be met.
    Services available include:

    · Specialized Instruction
    · Speech and language therapy
    · Occupational Therapy
    · Physical Therapy
    · Vision Therapy
    · Hearing Therapy
    · Orientation and Mobility
    · Behavior Consultation

    Services may be provided in the student’s typical preschool setting, a child care setting, a home setting, or in a specialized setting if intensive services are needed, or a combination of settings.

    Schuylkill County Daycares and Preschools
    Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC)
    Parent to Parent


    SCIU also operates a Department of Public Welfare licensed daycare for typically developing 3 to 5 year olds at its Maple Avenue Campus in Mar Lin, PA. The daycare program runs during the typical school year.

    2019-2020 Day Care Rates


    Full-time      All Day           $75.00 per week

    Full-time      AM Session     $40.00 per week

    Full-time      PM Session     $40.00 per week

    Daily rate     Full day         $15.00 per day

    Daily rate     Half day         $ 8.00 per day



     PA Early Childhood Standards