EI at PCCD is a member of our family

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Early childhood educator Amy Brennan understood that having children would be a life changing experience. Change, with a capital “C” happened when her daughters, Abby and Allie were born prematurely. This change also included another new member of the family, Early Intervention (EI) at The Professional Center for Child Development (PCCD). 

With the parents’ permission the Brennan girls were referred to EI at PCCD by the hospital. Amy shared, “they started receiving EI a few days after they came home from the hospital,” she went on to say, “PCCD came into our lives and immediately became family.”

As an educator in a local city, Ms. Brennan “heard excellent things about PCCD” and witnessed her own students learning and growing with the assistance of Early Intervention at PCCD. She knew that acting early on possible developmental concerns could make a difference and improve outcomes for her children. The family was excited to get started, learning, and growing with their new partner, PCCD

After three years receiving EI with PCCD, Amy said “my girls made tremendous progress throughout each visit.”  “Not only was EI beneficial for them, but PCCD staff were always there to support me, and were beyond helpful to our family.” The services changed with the family’s needs. Movement and speech were the focus at the beginning and an introduction to a playgroup was needed to strengthen the girls’ sense of independence and prepare them for success in future preschool experiences. 

Many parents need a little assistance when faced with developmental challenges with their children. Amy Brennan was not alone, she called, and PCCD answered. Some of the most useful information she gained from Early Intervention was not for Abby and Allie, it was for herself. When reflecting on the three years at PCCD, Amy shared, “We have enjoyed every minute of being a part of the PCCD family”. 

*Any references to our organization in these stories and quotes before May 17th, 2023, will remain as PCCD (Professional Center for Child Development) because that was our name at the time of publication. Any stories after May 17th will use our new name, PCD (Partners in Child Development).

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