The Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative (NISEC) has Early Childhood Development classrooms housed at Ready Elementary School. Students in these classrooms are ages 3-5 and participate in full day programming. Referrals for this program may come from First Steps of Indiana, physicians, community agencies, and/or private preschools. Preschool screenings are conducted throughout the school year to determine eligibility. The Early Childhood classrooms incorporate activities, which address communication skills, develop perceptual motor skills, fine and gross motor skills, along with socialization skills. Other support services are provided individually within the classroom. The curriculum targets development of independence in all areas. As students needs change, services can be added or lessened to support their development and needs.
ECD Eligibility based on State and Federal Guidelines –
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Blind or Low Vision
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Developmental Delay (Early Childhood)
Language or Speech Impairment
Other Health Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Traumatic Brain Injury
Feel free to contact NISEC at (219) 769-4000 with questions, concerns, or if you need more information.