About Us

The Minnesota Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities is part of Minnesota's comprehensive system of personnel development (CSPD) for early childhood special education (ECSE). Professional Development Facilitators (PDF) in each of the state's eleven economic development regions work to connect, support, and empower local leaders to build capacity. The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) team supports the field in implementation of all Part C and Part B/619 requirements including ´╗┐oversight of the preparation, training, and ongoing support of early intervention service (EIS) and early childhood special education (ECSE) personnel´╗┐.

Through these joint efforts, young children and their families can access and benefit from high-quality programs and services throughout the state.