Infant & Toddler Services

  • Early Head Start

    Early Head Start is a childhood development program for infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families.

    Want to know if you are eligible for Early Head Start? 

    Contact us: 412-394-5880

  • What we do

    • Work with families to promote children’s development
    • Support parent’s efforts to fulfill their parental roles
    • Help families move forward toward self-sufficiency
    • Assist pregnant women with access to prenatal and postpartum care 

    Who Is Eligible?

    All participants in the program must meet the income eligibility guidelines.

    Where Is Early Head Start Offered?

    The AIU’s Early Head Start program offers services to the following communities:

    • Northern neighborhoods 
      Avalon, Bellevue, Coraopolis, Emsworth, Ingomar, Leetsdale, Natrona Heights, Plum Boro., Ross Twp., Tarentum, West View, Wexford
    • Eastern neighborhoods
      Monroeville, Wilkinsburg

    • Southern neighborhoods
      Bethel Park, Bridgeville, Carnegie, Duquesne, Heidelberg,Homestead, McDonald, Munhall, Scott Twp., South Fayette, South Park, Upper St. Clair

    • Western neighborhoods
      Crafton, Imperial, Ingram, Moon, Robinson


    How Are Services Provided?

    Families participating in the home-based option will receive weekly visits from a home-based visitor who will work with them to promote child-parent relationships and increase the child’s skills through a variety of learning experiences. This “home-based” option is available for all communities.

    In the Carnegie and Duquesne neighborhoods only, an Early Head Start classroom is available.
    Classroom hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    How Can I Enroll in Early Head Start?

    To find out if your family is eligible or for more information please call Shannon McGee, EHS Director at 412-394-5880

    Latest News in Early Head Start 

    Check out the AIU’s Early Head Start Facebook page for the latest updates in Early Head Start news

  • Preschool Early Intervention

    Serves eligible children in Allegheny County, ages 3-5, who are experiencing developmental delays or disabilities.

    • Free screenings/evaluations to identify your child's needs in communication, adaptive, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, personal/social areas.

    • Free early intervention services, at no cost to parents.

    • Developmental, speech/language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision, hearing, and family services.

    • Highly qualified staff of special educators, therapists, and paraprofessionals.


    • Children must be three to five years old and demonstrate a delay in developmental areas (communication, adaptive, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, personal/social) on a standardized assessment.

    Service Delivery

    • Services are provided in the least restrictive environment.

    • Itinerant services are provided in a child’s preschool, child care, Head Start classroom, Pre-K Counts classroom, or home.

    • Preschool special education classrooms are provided in school districts and community buildings.
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and student who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. Click the links below for more information.