Welcome to Supporting Successful Early Childhood Transitions!
SSECT provides education and support for Family Centered Early Supports and Services (ESS) providers, school district personnel, parents and others to ensure the transition process from ESS to preschool special education and/or other community resources is a positive experience for all and is consistent with state and federal guidelines. SSECT is also funded to provide support to school districts around Child Find and Preschool Settings/Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for toddlers and preschool aged children.
We believe that when families and staff work together as a team, the best possible outcomes occur for children and families, and for the agencies that serve them. All team members need knowledge and skills regarding the early childhood processes and how to work together. They need to know their roles in the processes as well as regulations, procedures and timelines that guide them.
Making Transitions Successful!
The NH Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities and HeM 510 requires school districts and Area Agencies to enter into Interagency Agreements for how the transition from Family Centered Early Supports and Services (ESS) to Preschool Special Education will occur. SSECT has assisted in the facilitation of Regional Interagency Agreements in all 10 Area Agency regions of New Hampshire and is currently supporting their implementation and review.
View current Interagency Agreements here:
Region 1 - North Country / download
Region 2 - Area Agency Region 2 / download
Region 3 - Lakes Region / 2011-2014 download
Region 4 - Greater Concord / 2012-2015 download
Region 5 - Monadnock Region / download
Region 6 - Greater Nashua Area / download
Region 7 - Greater Manchester Area / 2011-2014 download
Region 8 - Area Agency Region / 2012 download
Region 9 - Strafford County / download
Region 10 - Area Agency Region 10 / 2011-2014 download
New On-line Module!
Understanding Preschool Special Education Settings, Program Placement and Data Reporting Requirements
The Federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is requiring a new measurement for reporting data on education environments for children aged 3-5 with IEPs. The Supporting Successful Early Childhood Transitions (SSECT) project has created an on-line module to provide Special Education Administrators, Preschool Special Education Coordinators and staff an overview of the new reporting requirements related to Preschool Special Education Settings, how to enter data in NHSEIS and information about Preschool Least Restrictive Environment. For more information or specific questions, please contact Michelle Lewis, SSECT Project Director at email@example.com.
View the module here.