The ECK Special Education Cooperative has 7 gifted education teachers throughout the eight participating districts. Gifted education instruction is for students from 1st grade through 12th. The gifted program is based on the belief that education should provide each child with the opportunity to develop his or her own potential. Gifted students possess talents and abilities to such a degree that they must be provided access to learning opportunities that will challenge and inspire them to fully develop their potential. The program provides these opportunities through a variety of enrichment activities and classroom lessons.