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Appendix - Early Childhood Education Eligibility


The Ages for Eligibility in ECS Programs (Depending on Status of child):

Funding status of child

For funding in ECS programs, the minimum age of the child on September 1 of program year must be the greater of:


Severely Learning Disabled Child

Hearing Impaired Child



2 years, 6 months or 3 years less than minimum school age *


Regular Program Child



4 years, 6 months or 1 year less than minimum school age *



Developmentally Immature Child



3 years, 6 months or less than minimum school age *



* The younger of the school entrance age as set:

         i)       by the Board of the district, division or county in which the parents or

                  guardians of the child reside, or

         ii)      in the School Act, which is 6 years of age as of September 1.




Sections 3, 8, 13, 14, 15, 30, 44, 45, 60, 61, 113 School Act


Revised July 2010