In Utah, Special Education Preschool for eligible children ages 3-5 is provided by each local school district in compliance with Part B of IDEA.
Many children served in Special Education Preschool programs were previously served in Early Intervention (EI) programs. The following training videos about the transition from Early Intervention to Special Education Preschool are now available in both English and Spanish.
The Utah Parent Center has also published the a parent handbook that can be read alone or in conjunction with the online training videos.
The following handouts and information sheets will also provide you with additional information about this exciting transition.
- Special Education – Basic Information for Parents
- Overview of the Special Education Process
- IEP Team Building
- IEP Tips for Parents
- “Child Profile” Worksheet
- “Student Profile” Worksheet
- A Sample Profile
- A Worksheet for Organizing Your Concerns about School-Related Problems
- An IEP Meeting Planner
The website for the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), Special Education Services – Preschool includes several documents that will be helpful to parents.