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Early Childhood Special Education

Meaningful Inclusion Early Childhood Transcript

Educating Young Children With Disabilities

Each school district in Wisconsin is responsible for providing a continuum of Special Education and Related Services to Children with Disabilities and who need special education. Including children with disabilities in early childhood programs is a part of this continuum.

For school districts working on improving inclusion at the early childhood level, please watch the above video, Meaningful Inclusion in Early Childhood, to see how one school district in Wisconsin makes inclusion at reality. This mini documentary highlights the Sun Prairie Area School District’s vision where early childhood inclusion is the norm, in school and community based programs. 

Children are evaluated to determine if they met the one of the state's eligibility criteria. Special education and related services may provide consultation to staff, direct services to the child, training related to the disability, and other services that are identified in the child's Individualized Education Program.

General Information on Early Childhood Special Education: