NCESD provides a variety of services related to Early Childhood including professional development, technical assistance and resources for school districts and staff.

NCESD is the Local Lead Agency for Early Intervention services in Chelan and Douglas counties, providing services to children with disabilities, birth-3 years of age and their families.

For more information about Early Childhood Programs contact Janelle Bersch at (509)664-3781.

For more information about Early Learning in Washington state:

DEL website

Early Learning Guidelines 

Our Early Childhood Staff include:

  • Ana Bernal

    Ana BernalFamily Resource Coordinator/Interpreter509-770-3503
  • Kim Colwell

    Kim ColwellBirth-3 Special Education Teacher509-845-7979
  • Leticia Mendoza

    Leticia MendozaSpeech Language Pathologist Assistant/Family Resource Coordinator509-237-2744
  • Cyle Nielsen

    Cyle NielsenBirth to 3 Special Education Teacher509-847-4146
  • Anna Munsey

    Anna MunseySpeech Language Pathologist509-429-2953
  • Brianna Peterson

    Brianna PetersonSpeech Language Pathologist509-679-0640
  • Carly Reiser

    Carly ReiserSpeech Language Pathologist610-349-7153
  • Cathy Mullin

    Cathy MullinSpeech Language Pathologist Assistant509-393-1165
  • Tarin Kendrick

    Tarin KendrickTeacher of Visually Impaired/ Orientation and Mobility Specialist509-679-6042
  • Candelaria Sanchez

    Candelaria SanchezFamily Resource Coordinator/Paraeducator509-664-3781
  • Crystal Bragg

    Crystal BraggBirth-3 Special Education Teacher509-664-3781
  • Janelle Bersch

    Janelle BerschEarly Childhood Coordinator509-664-3781
  • Karla Fahey

    Karla FaheyAutism Consultant/ Birth-3 Special Education Teacher509-664-3781
  • Leah Harris

    Leah HarrisBirth-3 Special Education Teacher509-664-3781
  • Oralia Banuelos

    Oralia BanuelosFamily Resource Coordinator/Para Educator509-664-3781