Early Childhood Special Education


Enabling children to be active and successful participants in family, school, and community settings, both in early childhood and throughout their lives.

-from Family and Child Outcomes for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood Outcomes Center (April 2005)

Welcome to the Special Education Early Childhood webpage. Here you will find resources to support your children with disabilities, whatever your role. 

  

  

Early childhood represents an important developmental period that will have an outsized effect on future development, relationships, skills, and achievements. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) acknowledges this importance, and provides access for young children with disabilities (ages 3-5) to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) individualized to meet children's needs.

 

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Last updated on April 14, 2022