Title: Leaders Call

Date: September 2, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Notes: Need For Assessment for ECSE Programs

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Additional Information

From the September 2, 2020 call:

Because ECSE students are general education students first much of the guidance that applies to all EC programs applies to preschool aged children with disabilities. Additionally, much of the Big B guidance is applicable to Part B/619 preschool as well. Information and guidance is still be added, refined, and updated so always refer back to the original source for the most updated version.

Useful links:

MDE 2020-21 School Year Planning Guidance (all topics are hyperlinked in the index of this document)

Early Learning p. 72 (ECSE starts on page 81) Because our ECSE students are early learners some of the more general information about early learning programs will be applicable to ECSE students as well.

Students Receiving Special Education Services p. 72 (links you to page 44 under Family Support where a variety of special education questions are addressed.

Meeting the Distance Learning Needs of Families  p. 22

Districts and schools should offer distance learning to enrolled students who may be medically vulnerable or otherwise unable or unwilling to return to in-person or hybrid learning.

Attendance and Membership p.55 – ECSE is on page 60

Special Education COVID-19 Resources  - If you do not find specific Part B/619 preschool guidance, the topic may be covered under general Part B guidance. The most recent postings/updates are always at the top of the page.

MDH 2020-21 Planning Guide for Schools  - We often refer to meeting the guidelines provided by the department of health. You can find the current guidelines here.

MDH Guidance for Delivering Direct Student Support Services: Staff Protective Equipment

Early Care and Education Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions for the 2020-21 School Year includes specific EC guidance that we did not duplicate under the ECSE heading above.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)  - For questions about data privacy

FERPA and Student Privacy

FERPA and Virtual Learning Related Resources

Sharing Child Information to Coordinate Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Referrals