Special Education Early Childhood Parent Resources

The following links are resources for families with children ages 3 through 5 years old.


Oklahoma Family Resources

Children age 3 years and older are eligible for a free evaluation through their local school districts to determine if they are eligible for special education services. To begin the process, you can contact your local district and ask for special education.

Link to school contacts

Preschool Transition for Families

• The Family Guide to Participating in the Child Outcomes Measurement Process

• ECTA  Outcomes infographic - English and Spanish 


Family Resources

• Oklahoma Family Network connects individuals with special health care needs and disabilities, their families, and professionals to services and supports in their communities.

• Oklahoma Parents Center

Pervasive Parenting Center

• Sooner Success to support individuals with disabilities and their families.

Head Start

Early Birds (a division of Smart Start) provides parenting classes to aid in school readiness.

Oklahoma ABLE Technology - Assistive Technology resources, including short-term loans for public school students and families.

• Child Study Center/ OU Developmental & Behavioral Services

• Oklahoma Child Guidance provides services in many locations across Oklahoma.

• STEMIE Innovation for inclusion in early Education - Incorporating science, technology, engineering, & math at home resources for young children with special needs.  



Early Childhood Outcomes

Child Development Resources

Developmental Timeline

CDC's Developmental Milestones

Center on the Developing Child 

Behavior Intervention Resources







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Last updated on January 26, 2022