Early Childhood Special Education

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

The ECSE program is a special services preschool for children living in the New Haven School District. Children between the ages of three to five may be eligible for this program based upon developmental need. The ECSE program services children who have difficulty in the following areas:

  • Understanding and following directions
  • Expressing thoughts and ideas
  • Saying words or sentences
  • Developing gross and fine motor skills
  • Acquiring social skills/Interacting with others
  • Learning new concepts for school readiness

The ECSE classroom provides a language-enriched environment with a play-based curriculum. This allows children to learn the basic skills for school readiness at their own pace through hands-on experiences in a wide variety of activities. ECSE is a half day program. Busing is provided.

There is NO COST for this program if your child qualifies. Children must be evaluated by special services to determine need.

Please contact the Special Services Department at 586-749-9535 for information regarding assessment. 

Early Childhood Child Care available for an additional cost

Concerns about children age birth to three?  

Please contact the Macomb Intermediate School District for FREE developmental evaluations at (586) 228-3463.