Early Childhood Special Education

NCESD Preschool 619 Program Support (Age 3 to 5)


Support school district staff in the implementation of Special Education Early Childhood Outcomes data collection in every school district. Provide technical assistance and training updates to new staff as well as review for returning preschool program staff by request.

OSPI Child Outcomes Information

Checklist for Administrators regarding COSF Data


Support the smooth and timely Transition from birth-two (Part C) services to school district 3-5 (Part B) services. Provide assistance to district personnel in participation of the provision of Part C services.

OSPI Transition Information

Allowable Exceptions for Indicator 11 and 12

ESIT OSPI Transition Agreement (May 2013)


Provide school districts with technical assistance in reviewing existing Inclusion models in preschools as well as provide a variety of models for districts to explore in the move to an Inclusion model in preschools that currently provide services to students in Special Education.

OSPI Least Restrictive Environment Information


Provide training opportunities to preschool programs in the study of using good assessments, appropriate curriculum, and the use of progress monitoring in working with all students in Preschool programs.

Hold quarterly NCESD Early Childhood Coordinators’ Meetings in three locations to share the latest updates in all areas of preschool work. Schedule is below:

The next 2017 Early Childhood Special Education Meeting dates are:

March 17 Okanogan County 1-3 Omak Board Room

March 20 Grant County 10-12 Columbia Basin Tech Center

March 22 – Chelan and Douglas County 1-3 NCESD

May 10 – ZOOM web meeting 1-3 pm

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For more information on trainings or quarterly meetings or to schedule technical assistance, please contact Janelle Bersch at 509.664.3781 or call Jackie Messer at 509-665-2630.