Welcome to Supporting Successful Early Childhood Transitions (SSECT)!

SSECT provides information, support and technical assistance to school districts and others around early childhood transition, least restrictive environment, and child find.

Child Find – Overview

Child find systems ensure that school districts have formal policies and procedures in place to locate, identify, and evaluate all children suspected to be children with disabilities using the special education process.  Learn more about how SSECT assists school districts in developing and implementing child find policies, procedures and practices specific to toddlers and preschool children.

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) – Overview

Children with disabilities, including children aged 3-5, must be educated in the least restrictive environment (LRE).  IEP Teams must determine the least restrictive environment for each child based on what he or she needs in order to receive a free appropriate public education.  Learn more about how SSECT provides resources and support to school districts on preschool least restrictive environment.

Early Childhood Transitions – Overview

The transition process from Early Supports and Services (ESS) to preschool special education is designed so that there is no interruption of services for children who qualify for both systems.  Learn more about how SSECT provides technical assistance on the regulations, procedures and timelines that govern the transition process as well as how school districts, ESS and families can work more collaboratively together.