Early Childhood Special Education
Assistant Director of Student Services
ECSE Lead Teacher
Providing Early Intervention Services to Young Children
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) provides early intervention services to young children, from birth to kindergarten, who show a developmental delay in one or more of these areas:
- Speech and language
- Large and fine motor skills
- Social, emotional, and behavior skills
- Cognitive and/or adaptive skills
- Vision or hearing loss
To learn more about a child's developmental stages, ages birth to 5, view developmental milestones at Help Me Grow Minnesota.
The process for a child to be considered for ECSE services starts with a referral, which is often made by a child's parents. Next, an evaluation is conducted to determine eligibility and to identify specific needs. If a child does qualify for services, ECSE teachers and specialists work with the child and parents to improve skills in the areas of need.