About Us

The Minnesota Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities is the statewide professional development system for early childhood special education (ECSE). Professional Development Facilitators (PDF) in each of the state's eight economic development regions work to connect, support and empower local leaders to build capacity. Through these joint efforts, young children and their families are accessing and benefiting from high-quality programs and services throughout the state.

In some instances, the boundaries of educational districts do not align with the eight economic development regions' boundaries. In instances when a cooperative or district's boundaries are found in more than one region, the district's PDF and service region are assigned based upon the county in which a program's leader is housed.

Sarah King


Region 4

Sarah King is retired from Moorhead Area Public Schools after 11 years as a Program Manager of Special Education and Federal Programs and, prior to that, 22 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She has a M.A from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in Communication Disorders and a Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). Following retirement, she has: taught classes at MSUM and supervised undergraduate and graduate students; represented ECSE faculty at ECSE state leadership conferences and the ECSE Summer Institute in 2014; and served as a CIMP monitor for 3 years. She’s on boards for FM Coalition for Homeless Persons, Arc, and Lakes and Prairies Community Action. She resides with her husband, 2 dogs, cats and chickens on a small farmstead north of Moorhead. She enjoys gardening in the summer and pottery in the winter.