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Early Childhood Special Education

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services in Becker Public Schools are offered to children who show delays in development through a detailed evaluation process or who have been identified with a medical diagnosis known to hinder a child’s ability to learn. The goal of early intervention is to provide free, appropriate opportunities for children to develop skills, which will enable them to function to their fullest potential.

Home-based services are available for children birth to age three. Center-based services are available for children ages three to seven years. Children may be referred by parents, doctors, childcare providers, or public health staff. Once a referral is made, a member of the early intervention team will contact the family to arrange a time to further explain the process and begin assessment procedures (if needed) to determine eligibility for services.

If you have concerns about your child’s development in the areas listed below, please contact the Becker Early Childhood office at 763-261-4050 or contact the Sherburne & Northern Wright Special Education Cooperative at 763-272-2050.
  • Speech/language abilities 
  • Fine motor coordination 
  • Gross motor coordination 
  • Cognition (learning and understanding) 
  • Social/emotional growth 
  • Behavior 
  • Other skills that may affect a child’s development