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Southeast PA Resources


View resources and organizations that are local to the Southeastern PA region.

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Acronym Initialism List

Acronyms relating to the ECE field

BHRS Effective Treatment

The full PDF of the National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs

Steve Kossor
Licensed Psychologist & Certified School Psychologist Founder and Executive Director


CADES is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with intellectual & physical disabilities. We work every day empowering people to achieve their highest potential.

Julia Alleman
610-328-5955 x 1103
401 Rutgers Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, USA

Chester County COVID Resource List

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a great impact on our community in many ways. This guide will help you
locate resources for specific human service needs during the COVID-19 outbreak in Chester County.
In an effort to connect Chester County residents with the wealth of community resources available, the Chester County
Department of Human Services created a COVID-19 Community Resource Guide to aid in connecting residents with
available resources.

Child Guidance Resource Center

Our Mission is to inspire hope, empower, and contribute to the well-being of children, families, and adults throughout the five-county Philadelphia region by delivering evidence-informed behavioral health services and community-wide wellness programs.

Gerry Gonzalez
Marketing/Community Relations Rep.
2000 Old West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA 19083, USA

DELCO Formula Availability

See the attachment for information on resources to get formula in Delaware County.

Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU)

The Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) is a regional education services agency. It is our mission to provide leadership for the development of innovative and cost-effective programs to meet the needs of our county.

DCIU serves more than 69,000 school-aged students and more than 6,000 educators on a regional basis. Direct instruction is provided to more than 15,000 students enrolled in DCIU’s Special Programs, Career and Technical Education and specialized programs.

Delaware County Libraries

Delaware County Libraries, DCL, is a federated system comprised of 26 member libraries located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. Our goal is to optimize library service to the citizens of Delaware County through cooperative efforts. An Administrative Headquarters provides support to the member libraries. All member libraries remain independent and set their own policies and procedures.


Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

444 Devereux Dr, Villanova, PA 19085, USA


In partnership with the office of Child Development & Early Learning, we support direct access for the ECE workforce to pursue career pathways that lead to degrees or credentials. By coordinating with Early Learning Resource Centers to improve the quality of ECE programs, we address the existing barriers to degree attainment. Participants can choose between on-line, face-to-face, and hybrid options.

Easter Seals of SEPA

Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania's mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities

3975 Conshohocken Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA


111 Elwyn Rd, Media, PA 19063, USA

Through personal commitment, collective talent, and innovation, Elwyn supports individuals with diverse challenges in shaping distinctive, meaningful lives. We will create an enduring mission to enrich the quality of life for individuals in our care.

First Up

First Up’s best-in-class training, effective advocacy, and accessible technical assistance give educators and advocates the specialized tools they need to transform lives.
1608 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Free Pre-School Vision Screenings

Free pre-school vision screenings and eye safety programs at Neumann University. Child Development Center. May 16th, 2023. Offered by the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. See flyer for more details.
Neumann University, Neumann Drive, Aston, PA, USA

Free Soil Testing for ECE Programs

Do you have a:

- Daycare center?
- Preschool?
- Community center?
- Other location where kids play outdoors?

Want to have your soil tested for lead for free?

The students in an Environmental Justice course at Cabrini University will be offering soil lead testing as a community service project.

It’s easy! If you sign up to participate, a small group of college students will come to your facility on Wednesday, April 6th and collect 5 small soil samples. In May, we’ll let you know what the results were, and if necessary, work with you to address any problems.

If you’re interested, please contact:

Carrie Nielsen, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
Cabrini University
610 King of Prussia Rd.
Radnor, PA 19087

In A Heartbeat, LLC

Provides CPR, AED and First Aid training throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware.
270 Presidential Dr, Wilmington, DE 19807, USA

Jefferson Health Social Needs Database

Health Partners Plans knows that many members need some help trying to find social services in their communities. Search for free or reduced cost help around food, housing, transit, job training and more.

Kencrest SWIFT Support

“SWIFT Support” is a service that supports inclusion and will connect with teachers in
early learning classrooms and provide support, collaboration, and sharing of
resources for young children experiencing challenges in their neighborhood early
learning centers.

Maria Adair
610-941-7012, x2778

Pettaway Pursuit Foundation

11 Owen Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050, USA


Pettaway Pursuit Foundation's mission is to impact lives, one family at a time by empowering mothers with education and support throughout their perinatal period along with enhancing healthy child development, father involvement, and increasing food security, access to baby essentials, and other resources.

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)


PCCY works to improve the lives of our region’s children by developing initiatives and advocating for quality health care, child care, public education and family stability.


601 Westtown Rd #281, West Chester, PA 19382, USA


SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer business experts, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, we have provided education and mentorship to more than 12 million entrepreneurs nationwide.

SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties has been operating since 1985, with over 100 dedicated volunteers today who provide confidential mentoring at no charge and offer business seminars, workshops and webinars to benefit the local community.

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

Rachel Warren

Assistant Education Programs Manager
for Youth, Families and Diverse Audiences

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA, USA


The Arboretum is free and open to the public dawn to dusk 365 days a year. It is a great place for families to come and explore on a nice day! I have seasonal scavenger hunts available for families to enjoy and activity booklets that rotate as well.

United Way of SEPA

1800 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA


United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is on a mission to reduce poverty and expand opportunity for all. We fund nonprofit organizations and create bold solutions that break the cycle of poverty. With countless ways to give, advocate and volunteer, every gift drives maximum impact.

WIC Program

Cynthia Barrar, MA, RD, LDN, CLC

Outreach Coordinator/Nutritionist

1260 East Woodland Avenue, Suite 214 Springfield, PA 19064


The Foundation for Delaware County WIC Program (WIC) is a public health nutrition program that provides nutritious foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, nutrition counseling and information, and referrals to health and social service agencies. Applicants are screened by health professionals for medically based risks such as anemia, mental health or substance abuse, exposure to lead or environmental tobacco smoke, history of poor pregnancy outcomes, inadequate growth, and diet-based risks. We serve nutritionally at-risk pregnant women, women who have given birth within the last six months, women who are breastfeeding infants under twelve months of age, infants, and children, including foster children, up to their 5th birthday. Applicants must reside in PA, have income at or below 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines, or be enrolled in TANF, SNAP, or Medicaid. The Foundation for Delaware County WIC Program has offices located in Eddystone, Springfield, and Upper Darby, PA. Families in need of assistance can call 484-471-3320 or visit to get started online.

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