SFUSD Early Childhood Special Education Services

Early Childhood Special Education

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It is the responsibility of public school districts to provide eligible students with disabilities  a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE)  based on the individual needs of the student. Children identified with a disability that  adversely effects their education are eligible for special education services through an  Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP is developed by a team that includes the  parent/guardian, SFUSD evaluators, other professionals working with the child, current  teacher, translator as needed and any other representatives the family or district feels  would be supportive in developing the program. 

As the Early Education Department and Special Education Services continue to collaborate to jointly meet the unique needs of our students, changes in the location and type of services may change. The list below represents sites with Early Childhood Special Educators on staff. Please visit SFUSD's Early Education’s website for a comprehensive list of Early Education sites: www.sfusd.edu/schools/our-schools/early-education-school-sites. You can also view the information on this page in this downloadable pdf.

Early Childhood Special Education Assessment Unit

If you would like to request a special education assessment of your child please review the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Preschool Intake Packet | Español | 中文 | Tiếng Việt. The Intake Packet includes a questionnaire and required documents that should be completed to help SFUSD assessors get to know your child, accurately address your concerns, and determine any assessment needs.

Phone: (415) 401-2525 x1101
Email: ecreferrals@sfusd.edu
Fax: (415) 920-5075 

Assessment Unit Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

*Currently Closed to the Public due to Covid 19. During this time you can contact this office via phone or email.

 

Location of Services 

As the Early Education Department and Special Education Services continue to  collaborate to jointly meet the unique needs of our students, changes in the location and  type of services may change. The list below represents sites with Early Childhood  Special Educators on staff. Please visit Early Education’s website for a comprehensive  list of Early Education sites: www.sfusd.edu

School 

Program 

Address 

Phone

Start/End Time

Argonne EES 

INT 

750 16th Ave, 94118 

415-750-8617

8:40 - 12:40

Bryant PK-5 

SDC 

2641 25th St, 94110 

415-695-5780

7:50 - 11:50

Bessie Carmichael PK-8 

INT 

375 7th St, 94103 

415-615-8441

9:30 - 1:30

Cesar Chavez PK-5 

TC DHH 

825 Shotwell St, 94110 

415-695-5765

8:40 - 12:40

El Dorado PK - 5

SDC

70 Delta St, 94134

415-330-1537

7:50 - 11:50

Dr. William Cobb PK-5 

INT and SDC 

2725 California St, 94115 

415-749-3505

8:40 - 12:40

Grattan PK-5 

SDC 

165 Grattan St, 92117 

415-759-2815

7:50 - 11:50

Leola Havard EES 

INT and SDC 

1520 Oakdale Ave, 92124 

415-695-5660

8:40 - 12:40

Jefferson EES 

INT 

1350 25th Ave, 94122 

415-759-2852

8:40 - 12:40

John Muir PK-5 

SDC 

380 Webster St, 94117 

415-241-6335

8:40 - 12:40

Jose Ortega PK-5 

SDC 

400 Sargent St, 94132 

415-469-4726

7:50 - 11:50

Lafayette PK-5 

A/O DHH 

4545 Anza St, 94121 

415-750-8483

7:50 - 11:50

Las Americas EES 

SDC 

801 Treat St, 94110 

415-695-5746

8:40 - 12:40

Malcolm X PK-5 

INT 

350 Harbor Rd, 94124 

415-695-5950

8:40 - 12:40

Frank McCoppin PK-5 

SDC 

651 6th Ave, 94118 

415-750-8475

9:30 - 1:30

John McLaren EES 

INT and SDC 

2055 Sunnydale Ave, 94134 

415-469-4519

8:40 - 12:40

Paul Revere PK-8 

SDC 

555 Tompkins Ave, 94110 

415-695-5656

9:30 - 1:30

Presidio EES 

INT 

387 Moraga Ave, 94129 

415-561-5822

8:40 - 12:40

San Miguel EES 

INT 

300 Seneca Ave, 94112 

415-469-4756

8:40 - 12:40

Sheridan PK-5 

SDC 

431 Capitol Ave, 94112 

415-469-4753

7:50 - 11:50

Tule Elk Park EES 

INT 

2110 Greenwich St, 94123 

415-749-3551

8:40 - 12:40

Raphael Weill EES 

SDC 

1501 O’Farrell St, 94115 

415-749-3548

7:50 - 11:50

Theresa Mahler EES 

INT 

990 Church St, 94114 

415-695-5871

8:40 - 12:40

Key:  

EED – Early Education Site  T/C DHH – Total Communication approach for students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing 

 INT – Integrated(Inclusion)  A/O DHH– Auditory Oral approach for students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

SDC – Special Day Class 

 

 

Early Childhood Special Education Settings

The following descriptions describe service delivery options available in Early Childhood Special Education settings to assist in the IEP development.

 

Related Services

Related Services are designed to address specific, specialized interventions when  necessary for a student to benefit from their environment. A credentialed or licensed  specialist provides services. These services may include, speech and language therapy,  physical therapy, occupational therapy, vision services, orientation and mobility, nursing,  audiology services and behavior intervention services.  

 

Preschool Language Center

Speech and Language Specialists provide therapy to eligible preschool children, generally in small groups housed in SFUSD school sites. 

 

Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Services

Early Childhood Special Education teachers provide a continuum of services to students  in their natural environment. Services can include consultation to family and staff as well  as direct support to the child. The goal of these services is to ensure goal progress,  access to curriculum/typical peers and maintaining the child’s current environment.

Integrated General Education Class (INT)

Early Childhood Special Education teachers monitor and provide support with IEP goals  in a SFUSD General Education setting with typically developing peers. This program is 4  hours, 5 days per week. 

 

Special Day Class (SDC)

Early Childhood Special Education teachers provide intensive instruction with a small  teacher to student ratio to support goal progress and peer engagement. This program is  4 hours, 5 days per week. 

 

Early Childhood Special Education Resources for Families

Resources

Golden Gate Regional Center

Golden Gate Regional Center provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Visit ggrc.org for more information about eligibility and how to apply for services

California's Early Start Program

The Early Start program is California's early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Early Start services are available statewide and are provided in a coordinated, family-centered system. For more information regarding Early Start services and referrals, please contact the Early Start BabyLine at 800 – 515 – BABY (800 – 515 – 2229) or earlystart@dds.ca.gov.

Support for Families

Since 1982, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities has offered information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to families of children with any kind of disability or special healthcare need and to the professionals who work with them in San Francisco.

Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow helps families and providers connect to the resources and referrals a child may need.  Friendly, knowledgeable and multi-lingual staff at Support for Families will help decide which programs are right for your child and family. Support for Families phone line: 415-282-7494 M-F 9:30-4:30

Sesame Street Autism: Resources for Parents

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SF Inclusion Network

San Francisco Inclusion Networks provides professional development to support the inclusion of young children with disabilities and their families in San Francisco’s early care and education programs. We are a program of Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. Visit supportforfamilies.org to learn about our parent organization.

Hand in Hand Parenting

Hand in Hand Parenting helps parents when parenting gets hard. Our parenting approach builds resilient families and supportive communities of parents and professionals.

The Alert Program

Through the Alert Program®, you’ll learn about self-regulation – so things like rising and shining, staying alert for learning at school, and winding down to go to bed come more easily. Our low-budget, family-friendly, scientifically sound approach will help you see your child in a new way; It’s not hard. Small adjustments to your child’s daily routine can bring about big results.

Special Education Information

Check out our collection of special education articles for more information about the special education process, what to expect at your first meeting, questions to ask during the meeting, the difference between a medical and an educational evaluation and more.