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Birth to Kindergarten

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) provides early intervention and preschool special education services for children with developmental delays and disabilities, ages birth through five, and their families.   

Infants and toddlers, from birth to age three, identified with developmental delays or disabilities, are eligible to receive early intervention services from the Carroll County Infants and Toddlers Program (CCITP) through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).   Services are provided in the child’s natural environment, such as your home.  The CCITP team will select a service coordinator based upon each family’s individual needs. The providers will use a parent coaching model as an approach to build caregiver confidence in supporting their child to develop new skills.

Preschool children, ages three through five, identified as having a disability, are eligible to receive special education and related services through the CCPS under an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

In addition, and unique to Maryland’s system of services, for children participating in early intervention and who are found eligible by CCPS for special education, families have a choice for their child to continue receiving services through an IFSP after age three up until the beginning of the school year following the child’s fourth birthday, or to transition to services under an IEP provided by CCPS.

If you are interested in learning more about early intervention and preschool special education services in CCPS , contact:

Birth to Kindergarten Program
125 North Court Street
 Westminster, Maryland 21157
Phone: 410-876-4437
Fax: 410-751-3496
Krista Schneider