Head Start and Preschool Support Services

For Teachers

PCDA’s team of specialists provides comprehensive trainings. Topics include:

  • 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 DIR/Floortime approach

Our multidisciplinary staff specializes in supporting children, families, and teachers with a range of needs, including:

  • Autism/Asperger Syndrome
  • ADHD Speech and Language delays
  • Gross/Fine Motor Delays
  • Aggressive and disruptive behavior

For Parents

PCDA offers developmental screenings for infants and children, birth to 12 years of age when a parent has questions or concerns about their child’s development. Our team of child development specialists can provide an initial impression, can help to make a plan for further follow-up if needed, and suggest resources in the community.

The Developmental Screening Team includes professionals from the following disciplines:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language evaluations
  • Psychology and Counseling
  • Other disciplines as needed

For more information on our Preschool Support services, please contact Denise A. Rugg, M.A. at (626) 793-7350 ext. 221