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Early Childhood Special Education

Special Education Pre K Coordinator

Carolyn Wiggins

Phone: 377-7052 ext 287


The Early Childhood Special Education Program serves 3-5 year old students who are identified as having a developmental delay.  The delays are identified through an evaluation by a multi-disciplinary team.  A child is eligible if his/her developmental delay or condition meets criteria for an exceptionality specified in the Louisiana Department of Education Pupil Appraisal Handbook.

Program decisions are made on an individual basis by the IEP Team at the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting according to the needs of the child in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)as mandated by best practices and federal laws.

The Early Childhood Special Education Program provides early intervention services to help meet the social, emotional, physical, communicative, and intellectual developmental needs of young students.  The program seeks to improve each child’s abilities through developmentally appropriate practices with activity-based instruction. Various classroom experiences may include large group activities such as story time, thematic units, music, large motor development, and small group center-time activities such as art, fine motor development, blocks, housekeeping, library, science, and table toys. Appropriate hygiene instruction, snack time, and rest time are also included. 



Council for Exceptional Children - Early Childhood division


National Association for the Education of Young Children


National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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