The Douglas County EI/ECSE Program provides early intervention and early childhood special education services to infants, toddlers and preschool children in Douglas County. Over 300 children who have developmental delays or disabilities are served each year.
Educational services include home visits, parent-toddler groups, specialized preschools, consultation to children in community preschools or speech therapy. Staff who work for Douglas EI/ECSE have teaching licenses or state authorization to teach young children. They are specialists in early intervention/early childhood special education, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavior and autism.
The Douglas County EI/ECSE Program is funded by the Oregon Department of Education with state and federal dollars. It is one of 32 county programs in Oregon and there are similar programs throughout the United States.
All educational services are free to eligible children and their families.