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California preschool special education services meet state target

Desired Results Access Project Data Byte #2: Graph showing how in 2021-2022, the % of SELPAs meeting state targets for preschooler's use of appropriate behaviors to meet needs increasedAs part of child outcomes reporting, the DR Access Project annually calculates the percent of preschoolers exiting preschool special education functioning at age expectations in “Use of Appropriate Behaviors to Meet Needs”*.

Children experienced reduced physical activity levels due to COVID-19 lockdowns** and spent less time in the community and classroom where they practice adaptive skills, leading to a decline in the percent of SELPAs meeting state targets for preschoolers functioning at age expectations between spring 2019 and winter 2021. Most children returned to classrooms by spring 2021.

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted the Social-Emotional Development of Children?

Data Byte: social-emotional development of preschool children with IEPs in California: 76%-67%: almost 10% decrease in those meeting age expectations.Across the country we are seeing impacts on the social-emotional development of young children due to COVID. National experts explain that these impacts are the result of exacerbated adverse childhood experiences, limited opportunities for social interaction, and reduced enrollment in Pre-K and early intervention services.

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