Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education

Welcome to EI/ECSE

Dear Parents, Families, and Community Stakeholders,

I am happy to be in the role as program administrator of the South Coast ESD’s Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programs. I believe that our highly qualified speech pathologists, early child special education teachers, and related service providers possess the skills, commitment, and passion for providing top notch therapy and instruction. Together, we are focused on supporting infants and children from birth to age 5 who are referred to our program and found eligible for special education.

Our collaborative relationships with parents throughout the EI/ECSE process is very important. The team effort put into place by the student’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is what helps our youngsters make progress in their areas of need, reach developmental milestones, and become more prepared for kindergarten.

We appreciate the opportunity to work with the children in both Coos and Curry counties. We are here to support children, parents, and other involved family members learn about the child’s unique needs and how to focus on their strengths and push towards growth. If you have any questions regarding our services or would like to refer a child to be evaluated for program eligibility, please contact our office.

Thank you very much,

ODE EI/ECSE Report Cards


Allyson McNeill
Program Administrator
Fax: 541-269-4548

Tara Dane
Program Secretary
Fax: 541-269-4548

Update 10/29/2020:

Based on latest information related to COVID 19, the SCESD plans to start our special education services for Early Childhood Special Education the week of November 2, 2020, using "comprehensive distance learning (CDL) with limited in person instruction". This means that students will have the option to  be coming  “in person”  to our ECSE classroom site. This will occur at the Coos Bay ECC, Gold Beach ECC, and Brookings ECC sites.  Coquille will begin “in person” on November 9, 2020.   Parents who choose not to send their children to an “in person” ECSE session will have the option to continue CDL via Zoom Virtual Classes.  Parents will receive communication via letter in the mail or phone contact from your child's ECSE teacher/Service Coordinator soon with more information

For parents who have opted to continue Zoom Virtual Classroom rather than in-person services,  there will be no Zoom Virtual Classes during the week of November 2-6, 2020, to allow for program planning.

Zoom Virtual Classes will resume on Monday, November 9, 2020.