The Office of Early Childhood Services has two main departments: Early Intervention and Preschool (Head Start and Pre-K Counts).

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Head Start and Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Pre-K Counts are FREE, federally-funded preschool programs for children from low-income families ages 3 to 5 in Montgomery County. These program offer no-cost educational, nutritional, and social services that help children prepare for success in school. MCIU’s preschool programs provide services to enrolled families, and also meets the needs of special populations, including children with disabilities.

Early Intervention
The Early Intervention office is responsible for providing services to eligible young children ages three to age of beginner through an agreement with the Department of Education. Preschool children are eligible for early intervention services that exhibit a developmental delay of 25 percent or a disability and require specially designed instruction.


If you are interested in having your child evaluated for Early Intervention services please call 484-685-1856. 


Department Contacts

Holly Acosta Dr. Holly Acosta
Director of the Office of Early Childhood Services
Phone: 610-755-9310
Lisa Boffa, Administrative Assistant,
Lorinda Moyer Lorinda Moyer
Assistant Director of the Office of Early Childhood Services
Phone: 610-755-9430



Nicole Irvin Program Administrator, Early Intervention – Central Region 610-755-9488
Chris Stewart Program Administrator, Early Intervention – Eastern Region 610-755-9499
Ashley Lee Program Administrator, Early Intervention – Northern Region 610-755-9334
Jennifer Smerecky Program Administrator, Early Intervention – Western Region 610-755-9323
Paula Rice Program Administrator, Head Start 484-808-2230
Rebecca DeSantis Program Administrator, Pre-K Counts 610-755-9394