The Early Childhood Special Education Certificate program provides students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Graduates are able to screen and identify the unique needs of preschoolers and their families and define early intervention services needed to address those unique needs. The graduate can describe and plan a flexible, interactive curriculum for preschoolers with disabilities in the regular classroom. This program familiarizes students with laws affecting special education. For more information, call the Early Childhood Special Education Program Coordinator, Professor Carmelita Valencia-Daye at (203) 285-2172 or e-mail at CValencia-Daye@gatewayct.edu.