Early Learning Birth to 5
Parents tell us...
"My babies love to learn. The twins are little sponges or learning machines!"
"Our early learning specialist is really good. She has shown me lots of games to play in the high chair and on the floor. Sometimes I get discouraged but she reminds me how much progress we have made."
"The developmental milestones are helpful, they give me an idea of what to work on and what to expect."
How do I refer my child or another child to EI or ECSE?
How are an Individual Family Services Plan and an Individual Education Plan different?
Communicating Well With Your Child's School
Finding Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) in my area.
Oregon early education resources
Other options for early education
Inclusive Partners: helps parents find childcare and trains staff in inclusive practices
Head Start/Early-Head Start: free childcare and preschools for low income families.
Private schools with special education services
Oregon Child Development Coalition Centers
Get help with special education rights
Special education grievances
Twice-exceptional (intellectually gifted children experiencing a disability)
Many children who are twice-exceptional have a delayed identification. Their disability might be hidden by their intelligence, or their disability could hide their giftedness. Many love to learn, but are not fond of school.
Oregon Deparetment of Education: Talented and Gifted Education Parent Information
Davidson Gifted.org: Is My Child Gifted?
Sen Gifted.org: Articles on Intellectually Gifted Children Who Also Experience a Disability
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