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Early Childhood Special Education (Section 619 of Part B of IDEA)

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.

Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (Part C of IDEA)

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, Special Education, Title Programs Team Director:
Colleen Riley
criley@ksde.org

Early Childhood Coordinator
Gayle M. Stuber
gstuber@ksde.org

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Vera Stroup-Rentier
vstroup-rentier@ksde.org

Parents as Teachers Consultant
Janet Newton, MS
jnewton@ksde.org

Senior Administrative Assistant
Beccy Strohm
bstrohm@ksde.org

1-800-203-9462
(Kansas Residents Only)
or
1-785-296-6602

Problems with this page contact:
Evelyn Alden
ealden@ksde.org
(785) 296-3868

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