The East San Gabriel Valley SELPA and the Irvine USD SELPA are pleased to announce the formation of a new technical assistance project funded under the California Department of Education (CDE) to support Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPAs), County Offices of Special Education (COEs), and other Agency Partners (i.e. Regional Centers and Family Resource/Empowerment Centers) in the area of IDEA Part C to B Evaluations, Preschool Assessment Practices, and Preschool Child Find. The project will be known as the California Early Childhood Special Education Network or "CalECSE". The CalECSE Network will leverage collaboration amongst agencies, dissemination of resources, highlighting of existing exemplar practices, and direct technical assistance to improve the capacity, knowledge, collaboration, and implementation of evidence-based practices across agencies throughout California. The CalECSE Network is committed to improving outcomes for children and their families by eliminating and addressing barriers to successful transition for California’s youngest children with disabilities.
Agencies involved in Part C to B Evaluations, Preschool Assessments, and/or Preschool Child Find with interest in participating in the CalECSE Network may apply to become an Exemplar Lead or Geographic Technical Assistance Facilitator. Applications for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years are due by Friday August 19th at 4:00PM PST. For additional information or to apply, please click on the links below.