Early Childhood Special Education
Early Start is a collaborative program that provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers from birth until age three who have a disability in any of the following areas: physical, cognitive and adaptive development, communication or socio-emotional. Conducted in the natural environment of the child’s home, services focus on the developmental needs of the child, the concerns and priorities of the family and the resources available to the family. Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) address the needs of the child and the family and identifies the services to be provided.
Early Start Family Resource Center
The Early Start Family Resource Center provides parent-to-parent contact, information about disabilities and early intervention services and assistance in accessing other services. The goal of the Family Resource Center is to help, encourage, train and support families and their children with disabilities. Information is also made available through a resource library, guest speakers, and presentations
Preschool/Special Day Classes
Services are provided to identified children who are deaf/hard of hearing or who demonstrate moderate tosevere developmental delays in a preschool setting. With a small student to teacher ratio, instruction focuses on language development, socio-emotional development, and adapted daily living skills.