Johnny Key

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Early Childhood

Program Changes for Children Currently Receiving Special Education Services in Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT) Centers

The Early Childhood (EC) section is responsible for ensuring that a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is available and provided to all students with disabilities ages 3-5 in Arkansas. The EC section provides general guidance to local education agencies (LEAs) in the provision of special education services delivered in preschool settings, whether that be district operated programs or programs with oversight provided by educational service cooperatives. The primary focus of the EC section is to improve learning outcomes for all students with disabilities ages 3-5 in the state.

For more information, please contact:

Dara Nix, Early Childhood 619 Program Coordinator
ADE Special Education Unit
Division of Learning Services
1401 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4221
Fax: 501-682-5168

Wendy Pascoe, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
ADE Special Education Unit
Division of Learning Services
1401 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4221
Fax: 501-682-5168

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