Early Childhood Education
Early Intervention (EI) to Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Transition
The Illinois State Board of Education has submitted a State Performance Plan to the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), assuring that all children who have been serviced in Part C and referred to Part B for eligibility determination will have their eligibility determined by their third birthdays and, if found eligible, will have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthdays.
- ISBE Guidance 10-2 Relating to Transitioning from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Special Education Services when Children Turn Three
- Designing and Implementing Effective Early Childhood Transition Processes
- Overview of IDEA/SPP Early Childhood Transition Requirements
- When I’m 3, Where Will I Be?
- Early Intervention to Early Childhood Transition Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 1/22/13)
- Early Intervention to Early Childhood Tracking Form (Updated 9/25/12)
- Statewide Collaborative Transition Training Presentation—PPT Format PDF Format
- Early Intervention to Early Childhood Federal Register Citations
- Extended School Year Services for Students with Disabilities
- Early Intervention to Early Childhood Special Education Transition Memorandum - October 2005
- Child Find Screening,
Data Collection Form
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is responsible for ensuring statewide Child Find and screening activities occur.
- Illinois School District's Responsibility
Toward Early Intervention
As the result of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) must participate in the child find process as primary referral sources.