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Early Intervention Programs

Our Parent Child Development Center (PCDC) programs provide quality early intervention services to infants and toddlers with or at-risk for developmental delays and their families in the Waianae, Waipahu, Wahiawā and surrounding communities.


Children under three years of age with special needs. Special needs include having a developmental delay or being at-risk for a developmental delay.

Developmental milestones —

The following is about usual activities that occur during your child’s development. Do not be concerned if your child seems to be behind in one activity. If your child cannot do several of the activities listed younger than his/her age, contact your pediatrician, Public Health nurse, Healthy Start worker, or you may contact us directly (see Location information).

  • Birth to 3 months: Lifts head and chest when on his/her tummy, moves arms and legs easily, follows your movements by turning his/her head side to side, and makes gurgling or cooing sounds
  • 3 to 6 months: plays with feet when on his/her back, lifts head and chest with weight on hands when on his/her tummy, holds head upright and steady with little support (with one hand bracing), rolls from stomach to back and back to stomach, reaches for a toy, picks up a toy placed within his/her reach.
  • 6 to 12 months: Pulls self up to a standing position with some help, sits by himself/herself while playing with toys, crawls on hands and knees, moves a toy from one hand to the other hand, finger feeds himself/herself, imitates waving bye-bye, and says mama or dada/papa.
  • 12 to 18 months: Walks alone, picks up tiny objects, puts objects in and dumps them from a container, puts one object on top of another, feeds himself/herself with a spoon, holds and drinks from a cup with some spilling, points to several things or pictures when named, says two or three different words in addition to mama and dada.
  • 18 to 24 months: Walks upstairs and downstairs with his/her hand held, scribbles on paper, puts two words together (e.g. more juice, my ball), begins to ask various questions (juice?), feeds himself/herself a sandwich by taking bites, takes off his/her socks and shoes, and makes simple choices between toys (car vs. doll)
  • 2 to 3 years: Walks well, runs, squats in play, stacks more than two objects, follows two-step directions (get the cup and put it on the table), names five to six body parts on himself/herself, uses two to three word sentences regularly, and helps with simple tasks (picking up toys)

PCDC Waianae

  • Contact: (808) 696-7657
    Susan Merrill, Program Director
    Sophie Paese or Sally Kaeha for enrollment information
  • Location: 87-790 Kulauku Street, Room #A121
  • Directions: After you turn from Farrington Highway onto Kaukama Road, take the first left onto Kulauku Street, at the end of the road drive straight ahead into the last driveway. Turn right, take the first left turn into the parking lot, proceed through the main entrance at the center of the makai (ocean) side of the two story building, and see the receptionist.
  • Geographic area served: Kahe Point to Kaena Point

PCDC Waipahu

  • Contact: (808) 676-5584
    Sharon Imanaka, Program Director
    Roseline Lopez-Harvalho or Anne Higa for enrollment information
  • Location: 94-408 Akoki Street, Suite 202
    (enter left side of building to take elevator to 2nd floor)
  • Geographic area served: Waipahu (south of H-1), Village Park, Ewa and Ewa Beach (east of Ft. Weaver Road and west of Fort Weaver Road, if south of Paapaanā Street but excluding Barbers Point).

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PCDC Wahiawā

  • Contact: (808) 621-2322
    Linnie Tan, Program Director
    BJ Huddy or Christine French for enrollment information
  • Location: 1034 Kilani Ave. Suite 109
    (located in the Kilani Business Center, which is to the right of Wahiawā District Court)
  • Geographic area served:
    Wahiawā, Waialua and Haleiwa

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  1. Care coordination: Ensure that the intake, evaluation, planning and provision of direct services, and transition to the next program are appropriate.
  2. Evaluation: Determine the child’s eligibility for services
  3. Individualized Family Support Plan: Family members and service providers work as a team to plan, implement, and evaluate services tailored to the family’s unique concerns, priorities, and resources
  4. Therapy services: Individual and group sessions that include the provision of speech/language, occupational, and physical therapy and special education services to improve the child’s development.
  5. Family Support services: Identify concerns about the child or home situation and find helpful resources.
  6. Transition: Assist families to plan for other services when the child leaves the PCDC program