Early Childhood Special Education
Our Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program provides early intervention services to young children from birth through age 5. Children who receive services have been identified with developmental delays in one or more of the following areas:
- Speech and Language
- Gross and Fine Motor Skills
- Social and Emotional Behavior
- Cognitive and/or Functional Skills
- Vision or Hearing Loss
To learn more about your child's development, a great resource is Help Me Grow from the state of Minnesota.
Children Age 3-5
Children up to age 3 receive services while with their caregivers, either at home or while in child care. If your child is between the ages of 3 and 5 (not yet in Kindergarten) and you have concerns about their development, please call us at 612-243-3047.
Infants and Toddlers Under Age 3
Children 3–5 years old learn in a preschool setting designed to meet individual educational needs. If you feel your infant or toddler may have a developmental delay in the areas of cognition, communication, adaptive, social-emotional development, or motor movement, or if they were born with a significant medical condition, please contact us at 612-243-3004. Screening, evaluation and early intervention are offered free of charge to children who qualify for services.
Early Childhood Screening
The state of Minnesota requires that all children be screened before entering kindergarten. This screening is most valuable when completed as soon as possible after a child's third birthday. Screening helps identify children who may benefit from early childhood services before they enter school and connects them with appropriate resources and programs. Learn more on our early childhood screening page.