The Education Law Center is pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of A Family Guide to Inclusive Early Childhood Learning in Pennsylvania (Guide).  This project has been supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.

This guide is designed to be a quick and easy resource to inclusive early childhood learning programs in Pennsylvania for parents of children with developmental delays or disabilities.   It describes eight different early childhood learning programs, including Early Head Start and Head Start, Infant and Toddler and Preschool Early Intervention, and Pre-K Counts and provides information for parents on child development and how to find quality early learning programs.  This guide also offers parent tools, problem-solving tips, and information about the legal rights of parents and children to early childhood learning programs.  The Guide also gives links to websites and other resources to help parents and others navigate the full range of early childhood opportunities in Pennsylvania.

The Guide can be downloaded on ELC’s website at or on the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council’s website at A Family Guide to Inclusive Early Learning in Pennsylvania

The Education Law Center is available to provide free training to groups of parents, early childhood educators, social workers, and others on the entire Guide or portions of the Guide.  For more information or to schedule a training, please contact Nancy Hubley in Pittsburgh at or 412-391-4225 or Jennifer Lowman in Philadelphia at (215) 238-6970,  ext. 312 or