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Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

SoWashCo Schools Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program provides programs and services for young children with disabilities from birth to age five. ECSE services are provided throughout the district in a variety of locations and service models.


Early Childhood Special Education Office 
Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Referrals and Assessments

Do you have concerns about your child's:

  • Hearing
  • Moving
  • Talking
  • Play
  • Learning
  • Behavior
  • Or has your child had a medical diagnosis that affects development? 

Some babies and young children need extra help to learn and grow and we can provide that help. A referral to early intervention services can be made through: 

Amy Whinnery
ECSE Intake Coordinator for SoWashCo Schools

Following a referral, your child may be assessed to determine if they are eligible and in need of special education services. Assessment staff may include: an ECSE Teacher, Speech/Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Nurse, and/or a School Psychologist.