“HELP ME GROW”
EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION
Faribault Public School’s concern for children doesn’t begin in kindergarten and end at graduation. Our teachers are on hand to work with children who need additional developmental and educational help from birth through age 21. The program that is designed to meet the developmental needs of our youngest learners is the Early Childhood Special Education Program (ECSE).
Eligible children are those with developmental delays or with a certain diagnosed physical or mental condition or disorder that results in a delay.
Infant and Toddler Intervention provides special services and supports for eligible children birth though age two and their families. Eligible children are those with developmental delays or with a certain diagnosed physical or mental condition or disorder that results in a delay. Early Intervention services for children birth to three years old are provided within the child’s natural environments. These “Routines-Based Interventions” are based on the child’s daily likes and are guided by your family’s priorities. ECSE teachers will provide coaching to parents and caregivers to help promote a child’s development. Families are coached in strategies to help improve developmental areas such as cognition and communication, as well as social, motor, and self-help skills.
Preschool Special Education is for children from age three until they begin kindergarten with developmental delays or other disabilities, and who are experiencing challenges in their learning and development.
Our program strives to help young children interact successfully with friends and family at home, in the community, and at school. To achieve this goal, the ECSE staff work as partners with the parents and teachers.
Faribault Public Schools provides a continuum of special education and related services depending on each student’s unique special education needs and the goals determined by the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Services are provided in the least restrictive environment which is appropriate for the individual student.
Our specialists can help you to determine the best services to meet your child’s individual needs. The earlier that needs are identified, the more progress can be made before the child enters kindergarten.
If your child is 0-2 years old and you have any questions about his/her development, call 333-6804. For children 3-5 years, call 333-6455.