Northwest Indiana Special Education Co-op (NISEC) has Early Childhood development classrooms at the ELC.  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 private preschools.  Preschool screenings are conducted throughout the school year to determine eligibility.   The Early Childhood Classrooms offered at the ELC incorporate activities which address communication skills, develop perceptual motor skills, fine and gross motor skills and 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.
based on State and Federal Guidelines
 Autism Spectrum Disorder
Blind or Low Vision
Cognitive Disability
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Developmental Delay (Early Childhood)
Emotional Disability
Language or Speech Impairment
Multiple Disabilities
Other Health Impairment
Orthopedic Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Traumatic Brain Injury
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