ECLC Programs & Services

Parents play an important role in a child’s developmental and learning process. Every preschooler is unique, but there are similarities that occur in their growth and development. Please read more about the development of a preschooler, and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Early Intervention Program

Children holding read-a-thon certificates

We work to assure a smooth transition to school-aged programs.

Remember, the earlier children’s needs are identified, the better their chances for reaching their potential.

We serve three to five-year-old children in Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, and Venango counties.

Riverview Intermediate Unit offers a free program designed to help your child. Any child with a vision, hearing, speech or language, social problem-solving, physical, or emotional delay may be eligible.

Riverview Intermediate Unit
270 Mayfield Road
Clarion, PA  16214
(814) 226-7103
(800) 672-7123, ext. 161


About 10 percent of children experience a delay in their development. While some children develop more slowly than the average child, many of these delays can be corrected or improved upon if the child starts in a program at an early age. The first step begins with a free developmental screening.

  • For children age three to kindergarten registration.
  • To determine if possible delays are present and further evaluation if needed.
  • All developmental areas are targeted in a screening at no cost to parents.

Educational Evaluation

  • To determine each child’s developmental needs.
  • Occupational and physical therapy, psychological, hearing, and vision evaluations are available as necessary.

Educational Services

At ECLC, we provide:

  • individualized Education Programs (IEP’s) for each eligible child;
  • early intervention classrooms for individual and small group instruction;
  • services based on the child’s individual needs; and
  • direct and consultative services in regular preschool or home settings.