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Early Childhood Transition
Welcome to the Early Childhood Transition Page!
Children ages 0-3 needing special services to address physical, mental, or developmnetal delays are served by Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), a division of DARS. Region 14 initiated a partnership between (ECI), area schools and education cooperatives (SSAs) to bridge the gap during transition of services.
This partnership resulted in a team of colleagues that meets quarterly to discuss hot topics and current issues concerning the transition process. Our members consist of delegates and directors from ECI and Special Education Departments in our Region 14 schools and SSAs.
In 2011, our team created the first ever Region 14 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Region 14 communication forms for a smoother transition.
If you have any questions about this process or this team, please contact Trudy Little via email or by phone at 325-675-8614.
2012-13 Dates & Session #s: October 4 #015062; December 6 #015063; February 14 #015064; April 11 #015065
Below you can find resources for children transitioning from ECI to Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilties (PPCD).
Region 14 Resources
|IDEA Part C Update Video from TEA|
Region 14 Preschool Transition Network Resources
Word Documents version 1997-2003
Part B Potentially Eligible Notification
AI/VI/OM Progress Notes
Preschool Transition Network Contacts (excel spreadsheet) by County
Links for More Information
Letter to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction from James J. Heckman
Paying Later: the Hgih Costs of Failing to Invest in Young Children
ECI Online Resources
ECI Home Page
ECI Information Videos for families and professionals
Current Professional Development Webinars for ECI
Professional Development Webinars for ECI (Archived)
TEA Online Resources
TEA's SPP 12 Information
Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)