Early Childhood Special Education

While all children grow at their own rate, some children experience delays in development. Special health conditions may also affect development. Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) offers, at no cost to families, information, support and referral services to help.  ECSE programs provide supports and services to infants, toddlers, and preschool children with a delay or disability and their families. 

These services may be provided in a variety of settings including in your home, in a school-based early childhood program, or in a community-based childcare. Children are eligible for Early Childhood Special Education through a special education evaluation.

Minnesota's Help Me Grow: Infant and Toddler Intervention services are provided for eligible children birth through age two who may be experiencing delays in their development for several reasons, including special health conditions. These services are designed to meet the unique developmental needs of each child and their family and are offered at no cost to families. To contact Help Me Grow with a referral or for information, please call 952-806-8900 (in Bloomington) or 866-693-GROW (statewide).

Contact

Southwood Early Learning Center
4901 W 112th St.
Bloomington, MN 55437

Michele Kvikstad
Special Education Supervisor
952-806-8900
mkvikstad@isd271.org

Evaluation Contact
952-806-8900

Heather Starks
Southwood Center School Board Ambassador
952-884-7582
hstarks@isd271.org