Early Childhood Special Education

  • Early Start

    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.

    Liz Gomez
    Support Specialist
    Phone: (559) 662-4878
    Email: lgomez@mcsos.org

     To access the the Family Resosurce Center online catalog, click on the link.  frc.mcsos.org/library

    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.

    Camille Edmunds
    Program Director
    Phone: 559 662-4827 
    Email: cedmunds@mcsos.org

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