ECSE: Early Childhood Special Education

Early Childhood Special Education, ECSE, is a program in the Hopkins School District that provides Early Intervention Services for children from birth to kindergarten who have identified special education needs.

The purpose of Early Intervention Services is to intervene at the earliest stages when delays or disruptions in development are first identified, to help children reach their full potential.

Early Intervention Services are provided in a variety of ways, dependent upon the child's age and identified special needs. Children qualify for the services by meeting criteria established by the MN Dept of Education. There are separate eligibility criteria for children from Birth to Two and then from Three to Five years old. Early Intervention Services are provided free to all children who have identified special education needs.

To contact the Early Childhood Special Education Program call 952.988.5020

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Who Can I Contact To Get More Information Or To Make A Referral?

Children are referred to our program by parents, medical personnel, childcare providers, early childhood educators, other community agencies

ECSE Services

Early Intervention Services are available for children from birth to kindergarten who have identified special education needs.

ECSE Forms

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Resources & Helpful Links

Links to resources for parents