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    Student Services Department

    (925) 335-5918

    Jennifer Chiarelli, Program Specialist

    Samantha Hodge, School Psychologist (IFSP transition coordinator)

    Welcome to MEIPP

    Our vision at Martinez Early Intervention Preschool Program is to provide an inclusive and collaborative educational environment to facilitate positive parent, family and community connections. We help build the foundation and empower students to be independent, functional and lifelong learners. 


    Transition to IDEA Part B 

    Early Start is California's implementation of a federal program designed to provide assistance to infants and toddlers with special needs or those who are at risk for developmental delays.  At the age of 3, Early Start services end and your child will transition from Early Start to various situations, such as:

    • community preschool programs
    • public preschool programs, such as Head Start, state funded preschool programs
    • child care programs
    • special education services, pending eligibility
    • home

    The specific scenario for your child will be determined based on your child's developmental assessments completed before his or her third birthday and your participation in the transition and assessment process.  For children who reside in the Martinez Unified School District, a transition IFSP meeting is scheduled with your Early Start case manager and a District representative.  Following this meeting, the District preschool team will review the information, develop an assessment plan if appropriate, conduct additional assessments as necessary, and schedule an IEP meeting prior to your child's third birthday.

    Even though your child received early intervention services, there is not automatic eligibility for special education services.  The following conditions or educational diagnoses serve as the basis for qualifying for special education eligibility:

    • Autism
    • Deafness
    • Deaf-Blindness
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Established Medical Disability
    • Hard of Hearing
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Speech Language Impairment
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Visual Impairment

    In each case, the condition must negatively impact the child's ability to learn and participate in school-based activities without special support.


    News and Events
    Enrollment Registration

    Complete on-line registration through the District website

    Aeries Online Enrollment

      If you require computer access or technical assistance for registration, a computer is available at the District Office in the Special Education Department.

    Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

    As we head into the cold and flu season it is important that parents know there are measures they can take to help keep their families healthy and to prevent the spread of cold viruses and influenza at school and in the greater community.  Please read the following information on how to keep your child healthy.  Click this link

    To report safety concerns such as bullying, potential fights, alcohol/drug use or any other safety items of concern call 925-335-5888 or text  925-727-DONT. You can also submit a concern electronically Click this link