Early Childhood


Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programs provide instruction to children who are identified as having a disability and eligible for special education services.  ECSE programs are provided on a full continuum of services ranging from the child’s natural setting (home, daycare, community preschool or Hanover Preschool Initiative Classes), to more intensive services such as an ECSE classroom.  The ECSE classrooms are language-based with an emphasis on problem-solving, social engagement, language development, literacy, prewriting and math activities, and behavior management.  The programs are individualized to address the unique needs of each child as outlined in his/her Individualized Education Program (IEP). In addition, each ECSE teacher provides family education and support through home visits to carry over learning into the home setting.