Early Childhood Special Education

  • Early intervention services are available for young children ages birth-Kindergarten who show developmental delays in the following areas: speech/language, motor skills, social/emotional skills, cognitive skills, and functional skills. A formal evaluation is conducted to identify special needs, and then individualized program plans (IFSP's and IEP's) are developed to help children reach their greatest potential. 

    ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) teachers work with families to develop the best educational options for their children. ECSE services are free to families. If you have concerns about the development of your child, ECSE staff members are ready to help!

Help Me Grow

  • Help Me Grow is an interagency initiative of the  State of Minnesota (Departments of Education, Health & Human Services) partnering with local service agencies to provide resources about the development of young children for parents and professionals. These resources include information on developmental milestones, YouTube videos, caregiver strategies to support development, screening and evaluation, and how to talk about developmental concerns. View their website to view these resources.

    7E Help Me Grow Interagency Early Intervention Committee   IEIC is a collaborative effort among the Public Schools, the Department Of Human Services and the Department Of Public Health. These agencies work together to address the needs of young children with disabilities and their families in the areas of education, health and social services. Quality early intervention services are of primary importance in assuring young children with disabilities are prepared for successful school and life experiences. Referrals for evaluation are accepted from parents, physicians or other caring adults whenever a young child exhibits developmental concerns. 


  • If you have concerns about your child's development, make a referral by:

For Non-District Residents