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Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

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The Centennial Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program provides evaluation and educational services for children and their families who are between birth to five-years-old.  Children may be eligible for early intervention help if they have developmental delays or specific health conditions. 

ECSE services include assessment, consultation, resources to families and/or direct intervention services for your child's needs.  Typically, children from birth to age three are served in your home, while children ages three to five receive services at the Centennial Early Childhood Center. 

If you have concerns regarding your child's development, please visit Help Me Grow and fill out the parent referral form. Once the referral has been made, an intake specialist from Centennial (or your home school district) will contact you to discuss your concerns and possible next steps. 

Early Childhood Screening is required by Minnesota law before a child can enter kindergarten and is another opportunity to identify children who may have health or developmental concerns.  Centennial Early Childhood offers screening for children between the ages of three and five. Early Childhood Screening is a FREE check of a child's hearing and vision, weight and height, health history, immunizations, speech and language, motor skills, and general development.  To make an appointment click here, email or call 763.792.6120.

Click here to learn more about early childhood screening

If your child is eligible for ECSE services in another district and you are interested in transferring to Centennial Schools, click here to learn more on how to open enroll your child in Centennial's Early Childhood Special Education Program.  


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Debbie Carlson
Lead Teacher

Phone: 763.792.6123 
Fax: 763.392.7743