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Philadelphia Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Program (0-3)

Who Do I Refer?


Children from birth to three (3) years old

Children who have a health condition or medical diagnosis that has a high probability for developmental delay

Children whose development concerns you

Children who are developing differently than other children their age

Children who are At Risk for developmental concerns but may not be showing signs of delay: birth weight under 3.3 lbs, NICU graduate, elevated blood lead level, substantiated abuse or neglect, born to chemically dependent mother, children experiencing homelessness.

Contact us:

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS)
701 Market Street, 5th Floor, Suite 5200
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Intake # 215-685-4646

Intake Fax # 215-685-4638

Intake E-mail: Birthto3EI@phila.gov


Denise Taylor Patterson, Director



Sharon Burke, Program Manager



Teresa Myers-Thompson, Intake/Registration Program Manager


Preschool Early Intervention Program

Who’s Eligible

To be eligible for SEEDS services, a child must be between the ages of 3 and 5, reside in Philadelphia, be functioning at least 1.5 standard deviations below the mean on a developmental assessment, and need special education.

Making a Referral

The following process is required to enroll in the Philadelphia SEEDS program.

Parent or professional makes intake phone call (215-222-8054)
Screening takes place to determine the need for a multidisciplinary evaluation
Multidisciplinary evaluation (MDE) is conducted with the parents as an active participant of the MDE team
Eligibility is determined based on the need for special education
Child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed with parent as critical member of the IEP team and based on the goals and objectives developed; the amount, frequency, and types of services the child needs is determined and included in the IEP
Services as indicated in IEP.


Elwyn Philadelphia SEEDS is primarily funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education with supplemental support from Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. Additional sources of support include grant funding and private donation.

Contact Us:

4040 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA19104

Evaluations will still take place at 4025 Chestnut Street, Phila, PA 10104.

Steve Shaud
Director, Elwyn SEEDS Program

Updated 11/2014