Early Childhood Special Education
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is a program that provides special education services to children from birth until kindergarten. Eligibility is determined through evaluation by Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools' special education staff according to Federal and State regulations and guidelines.
Services provided are based upon the individual needs of the child as determined by an evaluation. Services are provided according to a written plan that is individualized for each child and provided at no cost to the families. Services available include: Early Childhood Special Education, Speech/Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Case Management/Service Coordination.
Service locations may vary based upon the unique needs of each child. Services for children ages 0-3 are typically provided in the home or daycare setting. Children aged 3-5 typically receive service within a preschool environment. The placement is determined by a written plan developed by parents and school staff to meet the needs of the individual child.
If you are concerned about your child's development, requests for information and referrals can be made to Rachele Gunter, our HELP ME GROW Intake coordinator, at 952-226-0980.