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Early Childhood Special Education

Providing specialized care for our youngest learners.

Special education services are provided to eligible children age 3 up to kindergarten entrance for those who meet special education state criteria and focus on specific child needs, as related to preschool aged skills. 

These services are often delivered in a school setting within an integrated preschool classroom and may be provided by an early childhood special education teacher, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, social worker, and/or other providers based on eligibility and need. Special education services may also occur within a community based partnerships, such as Head Start of Lake County.