Early Childhood Special Education

  • Early Childhood Special Education is a Richfield Public Schools program that provides early intervention services to young children, birth through 6 years old.  Children who receive services have been identified with developmental delays in the area(s) of Speech and Language, Gross and Fine Motor skills, Social and Emotional behavior, Cognitive and/or Functional skills, or have Vision or Hearing losses. 

    If there are concerns about the development of a child who is not yet in kindergarten, please call and make a referral to the following places:

    • If you feel your infant or toddler under age 3 may have a developmental delay in the areas of cognition, communication, adaptive, social/emotional development, or motor movement, or if he/she was born with a significant medical condition, please contact our early intervention department of Early Childhood Special Education at (612) 243-3004. Screening, evaluation and early intervention are offered free of charge to children who qualify for services.
      In addition, you can find out more about your child's development or make a referral through this website:  www.helpmegrownmn.org
    • If your child is between the ages of 3 and 5 (not yet in Kindergarten), call Richfield Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) at 612-243-3047.  Amber Lampron is the ECSE Lead Special Education Teacher.  You may also make a referral through this website:  http://helpmegrowmn.org
    • The state of Minnesota requires that all children be screened before entering kindergarten. This screening is most valuable when completed as soon as possible after a child's third birthday.  Screening helps identify children who may benefit from early childhood services before they enter school and connects them with appropriate resources and programs.   Please call 612-243-3048 for a screening appointment.

    Early Childhood Screening Location: Central Education Center                                                           
    Address: 7145 Harriet Avenue South, Richfield, MN  55423
    Phone: 612-243-3048
    e-mail: ecscreening@rpsmn.org