ESCE - Programming
Birth to Age Three ECSE Programming
Early intervention services are available for young children ages birth through age 2 years 11 months who meet criteria established by the Minnesota State Department of Education. A Service Coordinator facilitates service delivery as written in the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), developed by parents and service providers.
Services are based on each child's individual needs and may include assessment and evaluation, Early Childhood Special Education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech/language pathology services, and or vision and hearing services.
Services and support are typically provided in the home, but can also involve other natural environments such as childcare and Early Childhood Family Education settings.
In addition to home based service, a classroom opportunity may also be available to facilitate the transition between home based and center based services in the months prior to the child's third birthday.
Three Years Old to Kindergarten Entrance ECSE Programming
Early Childhood Special Education services are available for children from age three to kindergarten entrance who meet criteria established by the Minnesota State Department of Education. Services follow an Individual Education Plan (IEP) developed by parents and service providers.
Services are based on each child's individual needs and may include screening, assessment and evaluation, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood Family Education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech/language pathology services, vision and hearing services, and or health services by a licensed school nurse.
The Ages 3-5 Year Old ECSE Program is located at the Early Childhood Education Center, Pike Lake Education Center and Snail Lake Education Center. ECSE works very closely with the Early Childhood Preschool and Play and Learn Preschool to provide same age typically developing peer models within an inclusive setting.
The ECSE staff supports children and their families by:
- Helping children do the best they can through individualized program plans (IFSP and IEP) geared to promote development, based on each child's assessed level of function and need.
- Educating families to help promote the abilities and work with the challenges of their children who have special needs.
- Providing parents with information about community-based experiences and resources for their children.