Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

ECSE TTAC staff members are part of a statewide system that supports professionals providing special education services to children, birth through five, in a variety of settings. Staff members collaborate with community partners including early childhood interventionists and agencies, schools, and community-based preschools. They provide and coordinate professional development and technical assistance to facilitate the knowledge and use of effective, evidence-based practices in early childhood special education and early childhood settings. TTAC support addresses practices that foster the inclusion of young students with disabilities in environments with their non-disabled peers, emphasizing assessment, quality practices, and early learning standards, including early literacy, mathematics, and other curricula.

Featured Resources:
Virginia Department of Education:

Leadership in Effective and Developmentally-appropriate Services (LEADS) in Early Childhood Special Education Website

If there are concerns about a child’s development, contact the local Child Find office in your area.

Amber Gant, MS

Assistant Director, Early Childhood Special Education Specialist