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Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Early Childhood Special Education services focus upon addressing the needs of preschoolers who are experiencing delays in development. Delays in development may occur in the following areas:  speech-language, motor and physical, emotional, social, cognitive, hearing, vision and/or health.  The impact of the suspected delays on the child’s ability to perform activities typical for the child’s age group may also be considered.


The process for determining if a child has a disability and requires special education begins at the neighborhood school.  If you have questions about a child’s development, call 743-3600 and ask for Bellwood's Administrator of Special Education.  We will be happy to help you.  Remember, a strong early start will help your child grow!