Early Childhood Special Education

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services are designed for children birth until the child's seventh birthday who have been identified with a delay in development.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services begin with a developmental evaluation. This evaluation documents a child’s skills in a variety of areas such as cognition, motor, social-emotional, language-communication, and/or adaptive (self-help) development. There are also certain conditions and medical diagnoses that automatically qualify a child for ECSE services. 

In Minnesota, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services are provided through the public school system. Early Childhood Special Education services are provided for children birth through age 2 under Early Intervention Services and for children 3 through 6 years 11 months under Preschool Special Education.

If you have concerns about a child's development, contact Help Me Grow to make a referral. For information about early childhood development and developmental milestones, click here.

 

Our office is located at Family Learning Center

820 Hubbell Avenue, Mankato MN

Office hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4p.m.

Phone: 507-625-4620 Fax: 507-387-4770

 
Assistant Director of Early Learning: Ruth Rosenwinkel  

 
 

Early Intervention Services

Preschool Special Education