Welcome to the Rush City Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) webpage. Early Childhood Special Education is for children ages birth to 6 who have developmental delays, other known disability areas, or have a medical condition known to hinder development.  

We are located in Rush City, MN at C.E. Jacobson Elementary School.

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If you have concerns about your child's ability to learn new skills such as walking, talking, and other developmental steps, please contact your local HELP ME GROW program at 320-358-1217 and ask for Joan Rustad. This program is free to families regardless of income. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT to have your questions answered.

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Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.  My name is Mrs. Dawn Johnson.  I am a special education teacher for children ages birth to 6 years old.  I am excited to work with your child and your family.  In the Rush City School District, we work to include to the greatest extent possible all children in the general education classroom. 

Please call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.  
Main Line: 320-358-3635
Office phone: 320-358-1375
Cell phone: 320-523-6873
Fax: 320-358-1361
Email: djohnson@ruschity.k12.mn.us