ERIC Number: ED443224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Special Education for Children with Disabilities, Ages Three through Five: Program Planning. Revised.
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
This document presents North Dakota standards and guidelines for planning early childhood special education programs for children with disabilities. The first section offers program guidelines covering eligibility of students, approval of services, the service delivery system, transition, and size of enrollment/caseload. The next section discusses services to families, including both required and supplementary options, all of which emphasize family participation and parent-school cooperation. A section on program services focuses on provision for least restrictive environment (LRE) and the service delivery system. The final section provides guidelines for the Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning process with emphasis given to those components that differ from the IEP that is developed for children who are of school age. These include federal child count settings; the IEP planning meeting; determining present levels of educational performance; determining annual goals, short-term instructional objectives, and characteristics of services; and LRE. An LRE planning worksheet is attached. Five appendices include the form for reporting service settings, definitions for eligibility, description of an alternative procedure to identify the most appropriate learning environment, non-categorical delay reporting option, and the state recommended early childhood special education IEP form. (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Eligibility, Enrollment, Family School Relationship, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Program Development, Related Services (Special Education), State Standards, Transitional Programs
North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction, Dept. of Special Education, 600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440; Tel: 701-328-2277 (Voice); Tel: 701-328-4920 (TDD); Fax: 701-328-4149.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota