Early Childhood Special Education

Early Childhood in The Sun Prairie Area School District:

The program serves children who are three to five years old that have been determined, through an IEP Team evaluation, to have an identified disability and meet the criteria to receive these services.   The Sun Prairie Area School District offers a continuum of services and environments based on student need.  

Click here to see the continuum of placement options. 

Early Childhood Referrals:

  • Referrals are made by parents, physicians, Birth to Three,  and preschool teachers or other professionals with consent from parents.
  • Areas of concern may include communication, cognitive, motor, self-care or adaptive and social skills.
  • For any questions about the referral process or to refer your child to be evaluated please contact the early childhood office at  608.478.5187

2018-19 Sun Prairie Area School District Early Childhood Screening

Developmental Screening provides a free developmental check for children 3 to 5 years old.  The purpose of the screening is to educate families about normal child development and to identify young children who are in need of further assessment.  District staff who are knowledgeable about typical milestones in all areas of development are on hand to play with children, answer any questions, or address any concerns that the family might have regarding their child’s development.

The Sun Prairie Area School District will be holding Early Childhood Screening on the following dates:

September 18, 2018, 4:00pm-7:00pm

October 17, 2018, 4:00pm-7:00pm

November 19, 2018, 4:00pm-7:00pm

December 13, 2018, 4:00pm-7:00pm

January 23, 2019, 4:00pm-7:00pm

February 21, 2019, 4:00pm-7:00pm

March 19, 2019, 4:00pm-7:00pm

April 24, 2019, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Hearing and vision will be screened by the district nurse.  Screenings are held by appointment only, and are held at The ELRC at Token Springs Elementary School.  Please call Coleen Deal at 608-478-5187 to make an appointment.

Child Find Screening Flyer

Early Childhood Resources

Sun Prairie Early Learning Programs


Here is a list of early learning opportunities in the Sun Prairie area. This list is not a comprehensive list of all options and is updated regularly.


Rebecca Penticoff
Early Childhood Program Manager

Colleen Deal
Early Childhood Developmental Specialist