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Infant Development focuses on children and families

PHOTOS PROVIDED The Infant Development Program focuses on a child’s development through lessons and activities.

LOCK HAVEN — If you are looking for a preschool program that provides an environment for your children to explore, learn new skills, play with peers and build self-confidence. Stepping Stones Preschool in Lock Haven offers this experience to children aged 2 years, 9 months until kindergarten age.

All areas of a child’s development are focused on– language and literacy, social and emotional, cognitive, physical and fine motor.

Stepping Stones, in existence since 1994, offers a play based, quality program that focuses on the whole child and the family. Our experienced developmental teachers utilize the pre-kindergarten Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood and Keystone Stars Performance Standards.

Classroom options include: two-day per week morning class for children aged two years, nine months to young threes, and three-day per week morning and afternoon classes. Stepping Stones preschool offers open enrollment so a child can be enrolled at any time.

Other programs offered:

PHOTOS PROVIDED The Infant Development Program focuses on a child’s development through lessons and activities.

–The Infant Development Program provides free of charge early interventions services based on the individual needs of a child and family. Services are offered home based to those children who are birth to age three and via a unique center-based learning opportunity for children aged three to five years. The center-based program is designed to meet the developmental needs specific to each child. There are a variety of classroom opportunities for the children ranging from a reverse mainstream classroom, which is a learning environment providing an opportunity to interact with typically developing children; to a specialized classroom. Within the Early Intervention Program, the following services are available: Developmental Screenings, Educational Instruction, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Vision Therapy, Hearing Services, as well as family services and support.

— Parents as Teachers is a parent education and family support program serving families in their homes prenatally through kindergarten entry. This is a free program available to any family in Clinton County. Our Parent Educators provide developmentally appropriate activities for your child, milestone tracking, various screenings, and referrals if needed. Families are invited to attend monthly Group Connection events as well. Parents as Teachers is funded by the Maternal Infant & Early Childhood Visiting Program (MIECHV).

— The PACT Program (Parents and Children Together), provides free parenting services to families in the Clinton County area. The program was originally called the Perinatal Program in 1993 and was implemented to support young moms that were pregnant and/or with babies. Over time this program grew into what we call now PACT and it offers multi parenting programs. Those programs are the Zero to Three Program, Children in the Middle Program and Building your Family Program. We work with families with newborns and children up to the age of 15 years old. Center based and home-based educational support is provided at no cost to families.

If you would like more information on any of the programs Infant Development is offering, please call 570-748-3928.

Infant Development is a United Way partnership agency.

PHOTOS PROVIDED The Infant Development Program focuses on a child’s development through lessons and activities.

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