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COVID-19 and Preschool Planning for the 2021-22 School Year

Remote Learning Options for State Funded Preschool in the 2021-2022 School Year as a Result of COVID-19 Health Concerns outlines the required approval, assurances and documentation that must be in place for the 2021-22 school year for children enrolled in state funded preschool to access remote learning for children enrolled in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) and Preschool Special Education.

2021-22 Remote Learning Resources for Preschools

COVID - 19 and Preschool Special Education and Child Find Resources for Colorado 2020-21 School Year

Hearing and Vision Screening during COVID-19

Vision Screening Parent Questionnaire for Children Ages Birth through Five Years (PDF) - This guidance is recently released and updated information for Child Find teams. There will be a webinar in September for training purposes related to this document.

CDHS-CDE Joint Guidance on Hearing & Vision Screening During COVID-19 (PDF) - This is joint guidance pertaining to hearing and vision screenings during Stay-At-Home phases.

Guidance for Administrative Units on Hearing & Vision Screening During COVID-19 (PDF) - This guidance from the CDE Health and Wellness Office will provide suggestions for implementing hearing and vision screening.

Child Find Evaluation

CDHS-CDE Joint Guidance on Part C and C to B Activities During COVID-19 (PDF) - This is joint guidance pertaining to Part C referrals, screenings, and evaluations.

TPBA2: Online Video Assessment: It’s Possible! - April 15, 2020 recorded webinar about using Transdisciplinary Play Based Assessment during COVID - 19 distancing. TPBA 2 Virtual Guidance Q & A - Questions and Answers that were generated during the April 15th, 2020 webinar.

Successful Planning and Use of TPBA2 Virtually with Dual Language Learners - May 15, 2020 recorded webinar about engaging families of Dual Language Learners virtually during Transdisciplinary Play Based Assessment.

Applying Assessment Principles to Determining Eligibility Remotely - April 28, 2020 recorded webinar from Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA). Support documents and additional webinars from ECTA are available.

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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

Implementation of Birth to Age 3 Part C Child Find Requirements

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.

Preschool Special Education

Developing Individual Education Programs (IEPs)

Making Decisions about Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)


Funding for High Quality Inclusive Programing

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) in Preschool

Partnering with Families

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Preschool Outcomes