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Maryland Early Childhood Special Education Services of Carroll County

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Organization - Governmental


Maryland Early Childhood Special Education Network provides educational services for toddler to preschool children with disabilities. Maryland Preschool Services include special instruction and related services provided to young children, ages three through five, who qualify under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA, Part B, Section 619). Through its twenty-four local school systems (23 counties and Baltimore City), Maryland's Preschool Services program ensures the provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all eligible children at no cost to their families, and in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). LRE means that young children with disabilities should receive services in typical community-based early childhood settings and programs whenever possible, and only go to more restrictive or specialized settings when their individual needs require it. The Network has local services, contact the Carroll County contact for further information.


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Contact Information

Joyce Bessey
Carrol Springs School
495 South Center Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-751-3295
Fax: 410-751-3928

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