Early Childhood Special Education

 
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is mandated by
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
 
Public school districts in Missouri provide educational services to
preschool children who have significant developemental delays.  
 
 
Early Childhood Special Education Sevices

 

The Special Education Cooperative provides comprehensive educational evaluations and Early Childhood Special Education Services for children residing in member districts. 
Areas of possible delays: 
  1. Cognitive Development
  2. Adaptive Behavior 
  3. Communication Development 
  4. Physical Development
  5. Social/Emotional Development 

For some children, the services may consist of specific therapies. Other children may need a range of educational services including early childhood classroom instruction.

 
 
Itinerant Services
The itinerant service delivery model provides services to young children with disabilities in a community-based early childhood program, daycare, or home setting.

Classroom Instruction
Lockwood and Jasper locations

The purpose of the ECSE classroom is to provide educational services to preschool children (ages 3-5) who have significant developmental delays. The ECSE classroom provides activities and instruction designed to provide a language rich environment designed to improve the development of disabled preschool children to:
  • Communicate wants and needs
  • Develop pre-reading language skills
  • Develop the ability to interact with peers and adults   
The classroom also provides stimulating sensory motor activities and experiences designed to improve the development of disabled children to:
  • Stimulate sensory and body awareness
  • Encourage basic movement
  • Promote hand skills
  • Enhance spatial and perceptual
The classroom also provides stimulating instruction instruction in academics and school readiness to improve the development of disabled preschool children to:
  • Acquire learning and program solving skills
  • Expand logical thinking skills
  • Acquire concepts and information leading to a fuller understanding of the immediate world.
  • Demonstrate skills in make believe
 
To find out if your child is eligible for early childhood
special education services
 Contact your local school district
or
the BDJ Special Education Cooperative at: 
(417) 232- 4562
 
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