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 1/11/2021:

    • SCESD Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms in Coos County will transition back to “in-person instruction” the week of January 11, 2021.
    • The health and safety protocols developed as per requirements of ODE and Early Learning Division must continue to be implemented as all guidance remains active and required.
    • Your child’s class days, class time, teaching team and location will be the same as they were when our classrooms were open to in-person instruction in November and December.
    • If your child has opted for our online Zoom Virtual ECSE Classroom option, this option will continue to be offered.
    • If you would like to change your child’s instructional model from in-person to Zoom Virtual ECSE instruction or vice versa, please reach out to your child’s ECSE Service Coordinator.
    • SCESD Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms in Curry County (Gold Beach ECSE Classroom and Brookings ECSE Classroom) will be offered virtually only – Zoom ECSE Classes—for weeks of January 11-15 and January 18-22.
  • Early Intervention Services for our birth to age 3 population will continue to be virtual only.
  • There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 18, 2021, due to the holiday.