The following information is specific to those who provide services for children under school-age five with special needs.

CDS System Information

  • Provider Contract Resources -  Resources for contracted service providers.

  • Provider Related Administrative Letters

  • CDS Policy Manual -  The CDS Policy Manual is compiled to provide a current source of reference to employees and providers. This manual is intended to assist leadership in the delivery of policy, services, programs, and practices in a fair, equitable, and consistent manner and will be updated as necessary.

  • CDS Related Forms -  Browse all special education forms, many of which are applicable to CDS.

Early Intervention (Part C)

  • Child Outcome Summary - Progress for all children eligible for early intervention/special education is measured on three national child outcomes.

Early Childhood Special Education (Part B, 619)

  • Academic Calendar - Calendar for CDS Part B 619.
  • Program Approval - All public and private Early Childhood or Special Education programs that intend to provide special education and related services for children school-age three to five must obtain approval through the CDS State Intermediate Educational Unit.