Section 619 of Part B of IDEA, defines the preschool program which guarantees a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to children with disabilities age three through five.
Under this program preschool children who have disabilities are entitled to Special Education and RElated Services in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
The IDEA Preschool Program (Section 619) supports education services for young children with disabilities when they turn 3. It addresses individual needs within the context of developmentally appropriate activities, including early learning experiences in language, pre-reading and writing skills, play, and other social emotional areas.
Federal Policy Statement On Inclusion Of Children With Disabilities In Early Childhood Programs (external PDF)
Federal Policy Statement On Inclusion Of Children With Disabilities In Early Childhood Programs – Executive Summary (external PDF)
The Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (Part C of IDEA) is a federal grant program that assists states in operating a comprehensive statewide program of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities, ages birth through age 2 years, and their families.
Kansas Infant Toddler Services (authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - IDEA Part C) is administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). KDHE provides grants to local networks to assist in maintaining and implementing a statewide system of coordinated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth through 2) and their families. KDHE is responsible for assuring availability to eligible children and their families excluding those at-risk.
Kansas Infant-Toddler Services
Early Childhood Home Page
Early Childhood, Special Education, Title Programs Team Director:Colleen Rileycriley@ksde.org
Assistant Director for Early ChildhoodTiffany Blevinstblevins@ksde.org
Early Childhood ConsultantBarbara A. Dayalbdayal@ksde.org
Early Childhood / Kansas Parent Education Program ConsultantNis Wilburnwilbur@ksde.org
Senior Administrative AssistantBeccy Strohmbstrohm@ksde.org
Kindergarten Readiness Fact Sheet (PDF)Early Learning Fact Sheet (PDF)
Early Learning Factoids
Main Team Page
Reports and Collections
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)
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