Welcome to RACE 2K!

RACE 2K 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 RACE 2K 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 RACE 2K 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 RACE 2K 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.  On March 23, 2017 revisions were made to the NH Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities that impact the transition process.  While we are currently working to revise our materials, you may find information on the changes on the Tools and Resources Page.