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Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education and the Student Success Act

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3427, the Student Success Act, into law on May 20, 2019. The Act funds three accounts: the Early Learning Account; the Student Investment Account; and the Statewide Education Initiatives.

The Early Learning Account provides funding for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) to reach adequate service levels for children with disabilities, ages birth to five, and their families. Here are some resources regarding the Student Success Act and the Early Learning Account. Check back often for updates!


The Oregon Department of Education contracts with local agencies to provide a statewide system of free services for young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families, including:

  • Early Intervention (EI) -- Individually designed services for children birth to three and support for parents to enhance children's physical, cognitive, communication, social emotional and/or adaptive development; and
  • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) -- Specially designed instruction for children ages 3 to the age of public school eligibility in the areas of communication, cognitive, social/emotional, adaptive and others.

Referral for EI/ECSE Services

Parent & Families

EI/ECSE Contractors

State Interagency Coordinating Council

The State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) of Oregon is a council appointed by the Governor to advise and assist the state. Our purpose is to support quality services for young children with disabilities and their families.

Other Resources


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