Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
The Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education program provides specialized services to infants, toddlers and preschool children with developmental delays or disabilities in Douglas and Jackson counties. EI/ECSE serves more than 400 children in Douglas County and more than 800 children in Jackson County each year for free.
Educational services include home visits, parent-toddler groups, specialized preschools, consultation to children in community preschools or speech therapy. Staff who work for EI/ECSE have teaching licenses or state authorization to teach young children. They are specialists in early intervention/early childhood special education, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavior and autism.
The EI/ECSE programs in Douglas County and Jackson County are funded by the Oregon Department of Education with state and federal dollars. They are among the 32 county programs in Oregon and part of a network of similar service programs throughout the United States.
All educational services are FREE to eligible children and their families.