Early Childhood Special Education

Group of ECSE Students Holding Hands

The Early Childhood Special Education program is designed to provide evaluation and educational services to qualified preschool children from birth to kindergarten. Children from birth to age three are primarily served in home-based settings, while children ages three to five typically receive services in Centennial's Early Childhood Center.

The District typically screens children before they turn 4 years old. If you have not been called prior to your child's fourth birthday, or would like screening done early due to a concern (ie: hearing, vision, speech, behavior, development), please send an email to ecscreening@isd12.org or call and leave a message at 763.792.6120 to schedule an appointment. Learn more about early childhood screening online.

If you have concerns regarding your child's development please visit Help Me Grow and fill out the referral form. Once the referral has been made, early childhood experts from Centennial, or your school district, will contact you to discuss your concerns. If you have additional questions regarding Centennial's Early Childhood Special Education Program please contact:

Click here to learn more on how to enroll your child in Centennial's Early Childhood Special Education Program.

Renee Dietz
Lead Teacher
763.792.6123 (Phone)
763.792.6130 (Fax)


January 27th

Lino Lakes YMCA 7690 Village Drive Lino Lakes

Bring your children  ages 3 to 12 to the Lino Lakes YMCA to meet and have fun with other families of Centennial Students with Special Needs-- Event is free and is funded by a grant from the Power of Centennial Sub-Committee of CAEF. 

Activities will be  available from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.   OPEN HOUSE--Come whenever you like.  

Activities include:  Bounce House in the Gym from 1:00 to 4:00   

Board Games and Card Games with volunteers assisting in the Activity Center                                  

Gym Activities--basketball, soccer, parachute play

Swimming--(Parents must be in the water with their children)

 Water slide open from 2:00 to 3:00

(Pool should be less busy and quieter from 3:00 to 4:00 if your child requires a more quiet environment for swimming)  

Swim diapers & plastic pants are required for children who are not potty trained.  

FAMILIES MUST RSVP by  Wednesday, January 23rd by emailing rdietz@isd12.org or calling 763-792-6123