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Early Learning Special Needs

Transition from Early Childhood Special Education Programs

Early intervention programs and specialized preschool services are extraordinarily effective in helping young children with special needs acquire the skills and supports necessary to be successful in school and in later life. California has long recognized its responsibilities and the importance of providing programs and services designed for children with disabilities and other special needs as part of its comprehensive educational system for all students.

The Handbook on Transition from Early Childhood Special Education Programs provides specific information and resources to assist families, early intervention professionals, and school district personnel to navigate the move from services for infants and toddlers to special education services and programs for preschool aged children in a seamless and efficient manner. The handbook offers timely information to those supporting children in a range of environments, including the regular preschool classroom.

Special Education Programs