Early Childhood Special Education - Ages 3-5
Michigan Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services include special instruction and related services provided to young children, ages three through five, who qualify under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA, Part B, Section 619). Through its 56 intermediate school districts (ISDs) Michigan's ECSE program ensures the provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all eligible children at no cost to their families, and in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). LRE means that young children with disabilities should receive services in typical community-based early childhood settings and programs whenever possible, and only go to more restrictive or specialized settings when their individual needs require it.
Reporting Preschool Special Education Outcomes for SPP Indicator 7
Online Training for Outcomes Measurement
NOTE: This is a two-part presentation developed by the Michigan Department of Education. If you have not had this training, please view both presentations in their entirety. The videos may take a few moments to load.
Preschool Outcomes - Assessment, Collection and Reporting
- Selection and Use of Assessment Tools
- Collecting the Data
- The Big Picture
- The Seven-Point Rating Scale
- The Reporting Preschool Special Education Outcomes for SPP Indicator 7: Assessment Tools and Alignments Manual
Inclusion/Lease Restrictive Environment
Transition (Part C to Part B)
The self-assessment is intended to be used by an interagency/local leadership team with regard to their own system. Based on discussions of their ratings, team members can identify practices to undertake in order to enhance areas that need work and reinforce areas of strength in regards to Early Childhood Transition from Part C to Part B policies and procedures.
Preschool Special Education Resources
Lisa Wasacz, ECSE Coordinator
Cheryl Najm, Departmental Analyst