Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model (IECSE) for Administrators: 3 Part Series


Jackie Kilkeary


The “Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education (IECSE) Service Delivery Model for Administrators” is a three-part video series intended for administrators who want to learn more about the Itinerant Model for children with Individualized Education Programs (IEP). The Itinerant model is a service delivery model that supports the inclusion of young children with disabilities by delivering IEP services in a variety of preschool settings such as a private preschool, child care center, Virginia Preschool Initiative, Head Start, or the home. Itinerant teachers provide support by providing consultation and professional development to early childhood teachers as well as direct services to individual children. The Virginia Itinerant model uses the model outlined in A Guide to Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Services where the Itinerant primarily focuses on consultation and coaching strategies designed to transfer specific knowledge and skills to the early childhood teacher who then implements them to the child, allowing for ongoing embedded instruction.  

  • Video 1, Unpacking the Model:  An introduction to the Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education (IECSE) Service Delivery Model. This video discusses what the model is and why it is important.
  • Video 2, Digging Deeper into the Itinerant Model:  This video discusses the roles and responsibilities of the general teacher, the Itinerant provider, and administrators. 
  • Video 3, The Early Childhood Classroom:  This video discusses the benefits for all children, the impact in the classroom. and the importance of embedded instruction. 

The videos may be watched as a series or individually, depending on the viewer's prior knowledge. Additionally, there are corresponding resources to help administrators and teachers put the IECSE service delivery model into practice.


Early Childhood