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Early Childhood Special Education & Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE)

Early Childhood Education is mandated for preschool for children with disabilities ages 3–5 under federal law. The Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE) coordinates special education evaluations and services for children ages 3-5. Regional offices of the CPSE serve families in their local school districts. Local education agencies may elect to use a variety of service options such as an integrated classroom, a Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT), or special programs. Instead of an IFSP, your child is now under an Individualized Education Program (IEP), and all program planning for your child’s education will be within an IEP.

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