Dauphin County Part of National ‘Counties For Kids’ Day to Promote Early Intervention


Dauphin County took part in the national Counties For Kids Social Media Day on Jan. 27, promoting early intervention services that support young children.

The county partnered with National Association of Counties Research Foundation (NACoRF) on the messaging campaign, aimed at informing residents of core services for infants and toddlers.

“An investment in early childhood development and intervention is the most important investment we can make,” said Commissioner George Hartwick III, who oversees Dauphin County’s human services.

Among resources and support teams available to Dauphin County families are:

- Early Intervention Services (available at 717-441-7034 for up age 2 and 717-732-8400 for ages 3-5) at http://bit.ly/2YmIY3D

- The Dauphin County Early Learning Collaborative, which promotes Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).  For more information visit: https://bit.ly/36fHcFO

- The TidBIT Newsletter with advice and information on mental health and wellness. Subscribe free here: http://www.dauphincounty.org/tidbit

- The Early Learning Provider network, which offer opportunities to child care providers. To join the network, contact Cheryl Gundrum at cgundrum@dauphinc.org

Commissioner Chair Jeff Haste said: “Protecting and supporting kids will always be a top priority for Dauphin County.”

Commissioner Mike Pries said he is proud of the work being done to enable Dauphin County’s youngest residents.

“Immediate investments in our children provide structure, support and paths to brighter futures,” Pries said.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett Hambright, Press Secretary, 717-780-6311; bhambright@dauphinc.org.