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This program is designed for candidates who have completed their preliminary Education Specialist Credential and are seeking authorization to deliver Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services to young children, from birth to pre-kindergarten, and their families. Through our courses of study, candidates will apply early childhood developmentally appropriate research and strategies to design and implement curriculum and learning environments that address each child's specific disability based on learning needs. They will focus on cognitive skills, language and literacy, motor skills, social/emotional growth and communication skills Candidates will gain the knowledge of the basic principles, processes, procedures and instruments that lead to appropriate interventions in addition to gaining a thorough understanding of the IFSP and IEP process and ability to participate with the family and other members of the team.