Drop-In Child Care Supplementary Information

Supplementary Information

This page contains supplementary information for parents on a number of subjects.


Support and Evaluation Services

If you feel your child may be delayed, either in speech or with development, the following services are available to you.

Please note: St. Paul’s Drop-In Child Care does not endorse or recommend any specific agency.  The information provided below are for our families’ information and use only.  The center does not take any responsibility for advice or suggested programming done by any of the agencies listed below.

These materials can be provided in the family’s primary language, if their knowledge of English is limited.

The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers: Call 412-885-6000 to arrange a free screening.

DART: Call 412-394-5904 to arrange a free screening/evaluation.  Once your child is eligible for Early Intervention Services, you will most likely have more questions regarding the program.  For these as well as questions regarding your child’s IEP, talk to a DART Special Education Supervisor.  If you don’t know who your child’s Special Education Supervisor is, call 412-394-5736.

Children’s Hospital: a thorough evaluation for a variety of delays and issues.  General Information:412-692-5325.  To schedule an appointment, call 412-692-5560.

Community Support Services

(This is a list of the ones of which we are aware of in the local area.  These programs may be able to give you additional information.  Again, this is provided for your information only and McKnight Children’s Center does not endorse or recommend any specific agency.)

  • North Hills Outreach Center: Assistance with housing issues, food and nutrition, financial planning, referrals for medical services. 412-487-6316

Psychological and Behavioral Services – Early Intervention

  • North Hills Psychological Associates: 4068 Alpha Building – Corner of Mount Royal and Duncan Ave.   Phone Number: 412-492-0644
  • Allegheny Intermediate Unit: (Ask for Behavioral Evaluation) 412-394-5700
  • The Watson Institute: 412-741-1800

Easter Seals: Special Needs and Workshops on Disability Awareness.  412-281-7244

School Districts: Call your local school district.  Many times, they can suggest appropriate agencies.

If you have a need, please contact a group supervisor, the child care coordinator or the director and we will try to find more information for you.


Keystone STARS – Improving the quality through:

  • Standards
  • Training/Professional Development
  • Assistance,
  • Resources and
  • Support

Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

The Keystone STARS Performance Standards provide the foundation for the program.  The Performance Standards are grouped into four levels:

STAR 1, STAR 2, STAR 3, and STAR 4.

Each level builds on the previous level and utilizes research-based best practices to promote quality early learning environments and positive child outcomes. The standards address staff qualifications and professional development, the early learning program, partnerships with family and community, and leadership and management.

Keystone STARS is managed through a partnership of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and the Pennsylvania and Regional Keys.


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