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Developmental Guidelines 

Child Find

Child Identification Process

Guidelines for Identifying Young Children with Special Needs (PDF) - April 2018, these guidelines developed by CDE support a comprehensive Child Identification System.

Child Evaluation and Eligibility

Extended Part C Option for Colorado

Implementation of Birth to Age 3 Part C Child Find Requirements

Early Intervention Evaluation Responsibilities Transfer to CDHS/Early Intervention

New guidance memo outlines changes that will occur in the current 2021-22 school year related to Special Education Administrative Unit (AU) responsibilities for Part C Early Intervention (EI) evaluations.

Child FInd Responsibilities

Early Intervention Evaluations HB18-1333

This is the legislative report provided to the Joint Budget Committee from the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Colorado Department of Education regarding the administration of Early Intervention evaluations. Link to Early Intervention Evaluations Study Report.

Early Intervention Evaluation Study (HB18-1333) updated questions and answers

HB 18-1333 Report to the Joint Budget Committee Concerning Administration of Early Intervention Evaluations, submitted jointly by the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Colorado Department of Education on September 30, 2019. For an accessible version of the section regarding the Early Intervention Evaluations Study Report, Link to Early Intervention Evaluations Study Report.

Information on EI Colorado's evolving processes for conducting Part C evaluations and to access stakeholder input, link to Early Intervention Colorado, EI Evaluations.

Preschool Special Education

Developing Individual Education Programs (IEPs)

Making Decisions about Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)


High Quality Inclusive Environments

Funding for High Quality Inclusive Programing

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) in Preschool

Partnering with Families

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Preschool Outcomes