Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

  • ECSE offers free programs to children birth through entrance to kindergarten.

    • The Birth to Three Early Intervention program provides year-round services at no cost to families. An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed based on parent priorities for their child’s development. Services occur within the natural routines of the home, at Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) or a child care center.
    • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services for 3- to 4-year-old children are provided in SPPS Pre-K classrooms (age 4), in SPPS ECSE classrooms, in community daycare or preschool sites, at Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), Head Start or at home. 
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  • Information about SPPS and community resources for ECSE families. Learn more about resources below.

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    Questions about your child's development? 

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    Saint Paul
    If you’re moving to St. Paul and your child is currently in ECSE services or would like to open enroll in St. Paul’s ECSE services contact 651-744-8094 or melissa.wallisch@spps.org
    Contact ECSE: 
    Birth to 2: 651-744-5661
    Ages 3-5: 651-744-8094
    Email Us: ecse@spps.org