Infant and Toddler Intervention is a system of special services and supports for eligible children birth through age two and their families. Eligible children are those with developmental delays or with certain diagnosed physical or mental condition or disorder that may result in a delay.
Preschool Special Education is for children from age three until they begin kindergarten with developmental delays or other disabilities, and who are experiencing challenges in their learning and development.
Eligible children can receive services in their home, child care setting or school. These services are free to eligible families, regardless of income or immigrant statue and are provided through Early Childhood Special Education programs in Minnesota’s school districts.
Recent data suggests that high percentages of children who receive services through these programs show greater than expected developmental progress and many are exiting the program functioning within age expectations.
Gifted and Talented Youth Week
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed November 2-8, 2014, to be Gifted and Talented Youth Week in Minnesota. In addition to recognizing the unique potential of gifted and talented youth, seize the opportunity to laud the efforts of the parents, educators, counselors and psychologists with whom they work. Their sustained efforts, coupled with the organized advocacy of the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented (MCGT) and the Minnesota Educators of Gifted and Talented (MEGT), help make our state one in which gifted learners are honored and valued.