The Office of Early Childhood and Student Services administers all direct service programs to children and students. Berks County Intermediate Unit programs have been in operation since 1971, giving us the real experience you can rely on.
For more than 40 years, the BCIU has earned a solid reputation for providing innovative, high-quality services to local schools and families. Recently, the BCIU has gained statewide recognition for its outstanding leadership in early childhood learning. Your child will benefit from the vast experience, knowledge, and best practices of a professional educational organization.
The Office of Early Childhood and Student Services coordinates the following programs:
The Office of Early Childhood and Student Services provides programs to K-12 students that include School-Age Special Education (classroom & itinerant services), Alternative Education County Programs (ICE, BCJS, ELECT/PPT), and the Learning Academy at Thomas Ford.
The key areas of focus are as follows:
Preschool Early Intervention in Pennsylvania consists of services and supports designed to help families with children ages 3 to 5 who have developmental delays. It is a process that promotes collaboration among parents, caregivers, service providers, and others significantly involved with your child.
Ever since it was founded in 1971, the Berks County Intermediate Unit has been providing special education programs and services to school-age children in Berks County. In partnership with the county’s public and non-public schools, BCIU works to help students with special needs succeed in school and in adult life after graduation.