Head Start and Preschool Support

PCDA offers training and consultation services to many Head Start programs throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Training is provided to teachers and aids, in both regular Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Our multi-disciplinary team provides workshops for in-service training, and also provides on-going in classroom support.

Training topics include:

  • Food Allergies & Intolerances, Nutrition & Development, and Pediatric Nutrition
  • Facilitating language development
  • Understanding and managing difficult behaviors
  • Including the child with autism
  • Ways to support a child with physical challenges
  • Supporting social-emotional development
  • The Floortime™ approach

The Head Start ProgramOn-going support is often especially valued because the PCDA specialists can go into the classroom, and provide hands-on assistance for teachers and aids in the context of their daily routine.

For further information about Head Start training and consultation, please contact Juliane Vitolo at (626) 793-7350 ext. 286

Preschool Support Services

Preschool Support Services include:

  • Developmental Screenings
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Speech & Language Screenings & Evaluations
  • Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy Evaluations
  • Inclusion Support Services
  • Music & Movement
  • Behavioral Consultation
  • Direct Intervention and Therapeutic Companions
  • Parent and Family Consultation
  • Home based intervention
  • Feeding and nutrition services

PCDA uses a multidisciplinary, developmental, family-centered approach in all services. With the exception of peer groups, our services actively involve parents or caregivers in every session.