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Early Childhood Special Education Services

Teaching Strategies GOLD

Results Matter Technical Assistance Website

Visit the Results Matter Technical Assistance Website – HERE!

2024 OSEP Child Outcomes Reporting for Nebraska Early Childhood
Using TS GOLD to Generate OSEP Reports

NDE, Office of Special Education, will be offering Workshops to support GOLD Administrators in preparing for end-of-year reporting.  There will be virtual workshops, as well as in-person workshops at ESU’s 3, 10, & 16.

2024 OSEP Reporting for Neb. E.C. Workshops – Information HERE

Other Resources Available

2023 NDE ECSE OSEP Reporting Webinar
2023 OSEP Reporting Handouts for TS GOLD

To request additional support, please contact Ginny Howard at

Teaching Strategies GOLD Professional Development

Trainings are available throughout the year to support GOLD administrators, teachers, and home visitors.

GOLD Professional Development Trainings for 23-24

GOLD Trainings Registration

Inclusionary Practices

Helpful Resources

Young children with disabilities must be given access to the early childhood programs, services, and experiences that children without disabilities have within a State or local community. These Indicators of High-Quality Inclusion are available to support in assessing and improving upon programs’ and classrooms’ inclusionary practices.

Local Program Indicators and Elements of High-Quality Inclusion

ECTA Center: Early Care and Education Environment Indicators and Elements of High-Quality Inclusion

Nebraska Technical Assistance Part B Preschool Guidance Document

NETA B Preschool Guidance Document

Nebraska Department of Education - Department of Health and Human Services Early Intervention

Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE)


Transitioning to Kindergarten for Preschool Children with Disabilities

Resource Documents and Links

Nebraska Transition to Kindergarten Toolkit and Resource Guide

The Nebraska Transition to Kindergarten Toolkit and Resource Guide is for families, school district leadership and kindergarten teachers, and early childhood care and education (ECCE) providers and administrators. This toolkit presents a common understanding of developmentally appropriate expectations and practices that support continuity in transitions for young children. Research-based activities, strategies, and resources specific to families, schools, and ECCE providers are outlined to support the transition into kindergarten for young children.

Learn more & download the Toolkits.

A Family Guide To Early Childhood Transitions: Birth to Kindergarten

Helping Children With Special Needs Transition to Kindergarten

Making the Move From Preschool to Kindergarten

Transitioning from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten

Transitioning from Preschool Special Education to Kindergarten

Tools for Improving Child Find

OSEP Part B 619 Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA)

OSEP, with the collaboration and support of the ECTA Center and DaSy Center (for Sections II and III), developed this voluntary self-assessment tool to help Local Education Agencies (LEAs) strengthen their ChildFind system with the goal of ensuring children eligible for special education and related services are referred and enrolled. This toolkit can also be used by State Education Agencies (SEAs) to look across LEAs to support understanding and documenting their work around child find regulations, identifying best practices, and improving the efficiency of their Child Find efforts.

Making Sound Preschool LRE Decisions

The IEP process includes requirements and actions that ensure IEP teams have the information needed to discuss and consider access to and participation in high-quality inclusive settings for every young child with a disability during IEP placement discussions. These documents list important actions in the IEP development process along with guiding principles and practices that should inform placement decisions for young children with disabilities.

Guiding Questions for Discussing Services in LRE

Preschool LRE Reference Points and Discussion Prompts

Preschool Special Education Services Guiding Questions Form

Updated May 29, 2024 9:20am