Female teacher blowing bubbles to a child in an early childhood special education classroom.

Programs for Early Childhood Special Education

ECSE Program

The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program is a special education preschool program designed to foster school readiness and basic learning skills for children with disabilities ages 3-6. Children participating in the ECSE program require more intensive support and interventions than a regular preschool classroom can provide. The aim of our three ECSE classrooms is to provide each student with services and supports needed to foster the greatest potential for a successful transition to elementary school. The ECSE teacher works closely with parents, paraprofessional staff, ancillary professionals and community-based providers to maximize each child's receptivity to early interventions during this important period of his/her development. As with our other special education programs, the Unique Learning System is used to support the individualized goals and objectives established through the IEP process for each student.