Aitkin Public School District

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) - Birth to Two

Services and support for eligible infants and toddlers with developmental concerns and disabilities and their families.


Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is a system of services and supports for infants and toddlers with developmental concerns and disabilities.

These services can include a referral through the Help Me Grow Minnesota referral system to determine if further steps are necessary. Further steps may include screening; evaluation; assessment including family concerns, priorities, and resources; and services.

About This Location

These services are provided by licensed early childhood special education teachers and/or other therapists and can be at home, at a child care setting, in other natural environments (wherever families spend their time), or within a school-based setting.

All services happen through the family's school district of residence.


  • Area Served by County
    • Aitkin County
  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients
  • Specialization
    • Children and/or youth with disabilities


Children ages birth through age 2 who are eligible or those believed of having developmental concerns or disabilities

Application Instructions

Program referrals can be made online.

After a referral is made through the Help Me Grow Minnesota referral system, the child's resident school district will contact the family to arrange for a screening or evaluation to determine if a child is eligible for Infant and Toddler Intervention.


All services are free to eligible families regardless of income level or immigration status


306 2nd St NW, Aitkin, MN, 56431

Area Served

Aitkin Public School District

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 218-454-5534



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