Preschool Special Education

Early Transitions

Parent Involvement

Preschool LRE (Least Restrictive Environment)

Preschool Outcome Measurement System (POMS)


FY’14 Memo #25: Professional Development – Preschool Special Education (2/4/14)


Preschool Special Education Initiatives funded by the NH DOE Bureau of Special Education
NHASEA presentation by PTAN Project Director, Joan Izen on 7/31/12.  This PowerPoint provides information about the FY’13 preschool special education initiatives that are funded by the Bureau (including contact information for project staff): SSECT, POMS TA Consultant, Early Childhood Mentorship Project and PTAN.

Preschool Special Education Initiatives PPT


Paraprofessionals in Preschool Special Education: Conversations that Lead to Good Decision-Making for Children, Families and Schools
On 3/13/12 and 10/3/12 PTAN convened clinical support group meetings to discuss paraprofessionals in preschool special education.  These meetings were in direct response to the priority identified in Regions 2 (Lakes Region) and 7 (Upper Valley) to discuss this topic.  SAU contributions to PTAN funded this activity.

Colleen Bovi, M.Ed., Education Consultant at SERESC joined us to facilitate a conversation about role descriptions, professional development needs and supervision of paraprofessionals in preschool special education.  Below are some of the handouts from this training.

NHSAA Guidelines For Consideration of Paraprofessional Support Services
Fading Paraprofessional Support
Para-Educator Job Description
Teacher’s Aide Job Description


For directions to regional meetings and events contact the Project Assistant ( or PTAN Facilitator.
Visit the PTAN Staff page for more specific staff contact information.

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PTAN gratefully acknowledges the support of its funders: NHDOE Bureau of Special Education, the NHDHHS
Child Development Bureau and over 40 School Districts statewide.