Early Childhood Special Education

  • Early intervention is critical for children who have developmental delays. The Maize Special Education Cooperative provides early childhood programs for children ages 3, 4, and 5 (if not eligible for kindergarten) who meet the eligibility requirements for special education. The school staff members and parents work together to determine how to best meet a child’s needs.

    Maize Special Education Cooperative service delivery models for children ages 3 through 5 (not kindergarten-eligible) include:

    • Appointment services for speech, occupational, or physical therapy
    • Community based services (limited to district boundaries)
    • Early Childhood Special Education classrooms 

    Eligibility for services is determined through screening and evaluation for special education eligibility. If you have a concern about your child’s development, please email brightstart@usd266.com or call 316-722-3105 (Maize Early Childhood Center).