Special Education Services
Early Childhood Education
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Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program provides professional development and consultative services to ESC Region 12 customers in the areas of high quality prekindergarten programs and specially designed instruction for students with disabilities ages 3-5.



  • Student Progress Monitoring
  • States Performance Plans 6,7,11,12
  • Preschool Least Restrictive Environment
  • Classroom Management
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Standards Based IEPs
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Early Childhood Data System (ECDS)
  • Evidenced Based Curriculum
  • Family Engagement
  • Program Evaluation
  • Response to Intervention




  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Explicit Instruction
  • LEA Collaborations with ECI, Head Start and Child Care Providers
  • Early Childhood Transition
  • Early Childhood Outcomes
  • Prekindergarten Guidelines

TEA Data Collection Schedule

State Performance Plan Indicator 6 reports the percent of children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs attending a:

A. Regular early childhood program and receiving the majority of special
education and related services in the regular early childhood program; and
B. Separate special education class, separate school or residential facility.

State Performance Plan Indicator 7 reports the percent of preschool children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who demonstrate improved: 

  • Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships); 
  •  Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication and early literacy); and 
  • Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.

Training and Resources (March 2014, Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center) Application opens January 1, 2016 closes August 10, 2016 

State Performance Plan Indicator 12Early Childhood Transition MOU

State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 12 measures the percentage of students referred by Part C/Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) prior to age 3 who are found eligible for Part B/District Special Education Services and who have an IEP (Individualized Education Program) developed and implemented by their third birthday.

    • Parent Companion link out
    • The TEA Prekindergarten Enrollment Toolkit is on the Texas Gateway and ready to be used to support enrollment efforts. The toolkit contains strategies and tools that cover the following five main categories: Outreach, Registration, Family Education, Expanding Access, and Community Empowerment.