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Early Childhood Special Education

In Texas, special education and related services for eligible children with disabilities, aged three through five years, have historically been referred to as Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD). To align with language used nationally and promote the understanding that special education is a service delivered in the least restrictive environment and not a classroom specific location, references to PPCD are being phased out of TEA publications and will instead be referred to as Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services. This change will occur in the 2019-2020 Student Attendance and Accounting Handbook.

July 2019 TEA Special Education Newsletter