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Under contract with the City of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (IdS), PHMC administers the ChildLink/Philadelphia County Program. ChildLink provides service coordinators who help children from birth to age three and their families living in Philadelphia obtain supports and services for a child’s developmental delays or disabilities. ChildLink works in partnership with parents and early intervention specialists and therapists to evaluate each child's needs, identify outcomes, explore options and develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) composed of supports and services for each eligible child and family. ChildLink/Philadelphia County services are provided at no cost to families.

ChildLink/Philadelphia County provides the following services for all children, birth to age three, who reside in Philadelphia:

  • Arrange for evaluations to determine if a child is eligible for early intervention services
  • Develop an IFSP to meet the individual needs of eligible children and their families
  • Coordinate and obtain early intervention supports and services needed by eligible children and their families
  • Monitor supports and services and facilitate reviews and changes to the IFSP
  • Assist eligible children to transition at age three to pre-school early intervention and/or other community and specialized supports and services
  • Monitor children until age three for their development if they are at-risk for a developmental delay due to medical or environmental factors

For more information, please contact Fayetta McMillion-Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215.985.6891.

For registration and referrals, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215.685.4646.