P.A.C.T Parenting Program


Program History

The Infant Development Program was established in 1974, in the corner of a room in the Lock Haven Hospital with five children. Currently, Infant Development Program is located at 980 East Water Street, Lock Haven.

The Early Intervention Program provides services based on the individual needs of the child and family. These services are offered free of charge. Services may be provided either in a center based or home based program.

The P.A.C.T. Program provides support and parenting skills to fathers and mothers and expecting fathers and mothers.

The Stepping Stones Preschool is a preschool for typically developing children, offering classes for 3 to 5 year old preschoolers.

The Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Project is an in home nursing service offered to persons who have developmental disabilities, such as, cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spinal bifida, speech, hearing and visual disorders.
Program Philosophy

Every child has the right to achieve his or her potential—physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. It is for us then as service providers to assist the child and family in maximizing those potentials. We will view the child as unique and integrate all realms of development in a comprehensive program.

Families are recognized as the primary social unit for promoting the development of children and professionals are most effective when they actively support the family. Both bring diverse knowledge and skills to the working relationship. Mutual support is the primary goal. We respect the family’s control over choices and decisions they make. Ultimately, what affects the family affects the child. Therefore, we advocate for family involvement in the program and are available to assist the family in time of crisis.

We celebrate all children and their families. We aim to build on family strengths by developing skills and resources. It is the intention of the program to inspire parents to become the best possible advocate for meeting the unique needs of the child and family. All services are provided and admission/referrals are made without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, sex, sexual preference, disability, age or national origin.


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