Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) for Children with Disabilities ages 3-5

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    The Early Childhood Special Education services, formerly Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities, component in the Special Education Division provides support services to children with disabilities who are three to five years old.

    All three- to-five-year-old public, private and parochial students with disabilities are eligible for the following services from the Region One Education Service Center.

    • Technical Assistance
      • On-site visits, phone calls and/or emails are available to assist teachers in the  classroom in the areas of instruction, setting up the learning environment, curriculum improvement, modification, program evaluation and overall organizational techniques.
    • On-Site Visits
      • The Preschool Specialists are available  to visit with Special Education Directors/Supervisors.  These visits are designed to support teachers of young children through a variety of approaches.
    • Staff Development
      • Workshops are provided regularly for special and general education teachers and supervisors, para-professionals, child care providers, Head Start teachers, parents, and administrators.  Please look at the Staff Development section on the Region One Education Service Center website.
    • Interagency Coordination
      • Coordination with agencies and service providers serving students with disabilities ages 3 - 5 such as ECIs, Head Starts, university, private child care programs, and CPS is maintained to facilitate the transition from home and center-based programs to school and to develop a continuum of placement options for services to these young children.

    Funding Source:  Federal: IDEA-B Preschool

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Last Modified on May 31, 2023