Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
It's never too early to ask for help.
- Klaras Children's Center ECI (KCC ECI) is an Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Program that serves families of children who are birth to third birthday and who have problems with development and/or behavior.
KCC ECI serves families that live in McLennan, Hill, Bosque, Falls, Limestone, and Freestone counties in the state of Texas, in the U.S.A.
Phone: (254) 297-7089 | Toll free: 1-866-752-3451
- Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
DARS Inquiry Line
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Referral Process
- Parents of children ages 3-5 years who suspect their child meets eligibility criteria (as outlined above) AND demonstrate a need for individual and specially designed instruction can contact school district personnel anytime during the school year.
- An information gathering process is completed over the telephone and a follow up appointment is scheduled to complete required forms. Proof of residency (gas/electric/water bill or lease agreement) will be required at the appointment.
- Upon completion and filing of all required paperwork, another appointment is scheduled for testing with the child.
- Following the testing appointment (approximately one hour), the assessment team will informally discuss results with the parents and offer information about the next steps. A formal evaluation report, including eligibility and recommendations, will be generated and mailed to the parent later.
- Next, an Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) meeting will be held at a district campus to formally discuss evaluation results and determine eligibility and appropriate services.
- Services begin after registration is completed and verified by the receiving campus.
- Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
- Be educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program
- Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child
- Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority;
- Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while, serving on active duty;
- Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code;
- Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004).
Children who meet eligibility criteria according to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in one or more of the following disabilities may receive services:
- Autism (AU)
- Auditory Impairment (AI)
- Deaf Blindness (DB)
- Emotional Disturbance (ED)
- Intellectual Disability (ID)
- Non-Categorical Early Childhood (NCEC)
- Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
- Other Health Impairment (OHI)
- Learning Disability (LD)
- Speech Impairment (SI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Visual Impairment (VI)
If you think your child might have a disability and meets the eligibility criteria, please contact Lisa Cochran (Coordinator of Special Education at 254-761-5625 ext. 1179).
Pre-K Parent Resources
*ECSE contact person: Lisa Cochran, Coordinator of Special Education/ECI, 761-5625, ext 1179