• Welcome to Early Childhood Special Education

    Physical Address:
    Itasca Resource Center
    1217 SE 2nd Avenue
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744

    Mailing Address:
    820 NW 1st Avenue
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744

    p: (218) 327-5572
    f: (218) 327-5596

    Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are very special people. During the first years of life, young children are learning and growing faster than at any other time in their lives, and they each develop in their own unique way.

    Sometimes, however, a child may not seem to grow, move, play, act, or talk in the ways that most others of the same age do. Extra help may be needed to help him or her grow and learn with more success. ISD 318 Early Childhood Special Education offers these services at no cost to children and their families. Depending on the needs of the particular child, these services could include:

    • Information and referral
    • Screening
    • Evaluation
    • Home visits
    • Speech and language therapy
    • Special education classes and related services
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Psychological services
    • Vision and audiology services and more

    Do you have questions or concerns about the development of a young child? Free and confidential help is available by calling:

    For Children Ages 0-to-2
    Help Me Grow/Interagency Early Intervention Committee (IEIC): (218) 327-5570
    grandrapidshelpmegrow@isd318.org

    For Children Ages 3-to-Kindergarten
    ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education): (218) 327-5572