Infant, Toddler, Preschool Special Education

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.