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(13.10) What special education services are available to my preschool-aged child?

(13.10) What special education services are available to my preschool-aged child?

Services must meet the unique needs of your child in accordance with federal law.  Your child’s IEP must include these services and a statement of areas of need.  An instructional program and/or related services may be provided to address those unique needs. The rights and services for three to five-year-old children under IDEA are the same as those for children aged 5 to 22.  Services may include:

  1. Observation and monitoring of the child;
  2. Activities developed to conform with the child’s IEP and to enhance the child’s development;
  3. Consultation with family, preschool teachers and other service providers;
  4. Assistance to parents in coordinating services;
  5. Opportunities for the child to develop play and pre-academic skills; and self-esteem
  6. Access to developmentally appropriate equipment and specialized materials.

[Cal. Ed. Code Sec. 56441.3(a).]  See Chapter 4, Information on IEP Process.