STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Our program primary exist to provide services for students with disabilities. Intervention services or Individualized Education Program (IEP) are tailored to meet the individual needs of the child. students who have special needs in one of the following developmental areas based on the state and federal guidelines: Language, Cognition, Motor Skills, Adaptive Behavior and Social-emotional development. To receive preschool services as a student with a disability, children must be identified through a thorough evaluation prior to placement. There is no cost for preschool services for students that are identified as having a disability. Transportation for special needs students is provided. Our preschool is supported by a team of highly qualified and licensed/certified professionals, which may include a teacher, paraeducators, occupational therapist, speech and language pathologist, and physical therapist as deemed appropriate by an IEP team.
We offer two types of preschool service models: Classrooms Based and Itinerant
Students with disabilities whose parents elect to register them to attend preschool in one of the preschool classrooms in our elementary buildings are considered classroom based. Students attend class 4 days per week, Monday-Thursday in 1/2-day sessions. All services, designated in the IEP, are provided with the student is at preschool. There is no tuition for attending our classrooms, however, there is a snack fee.
For students that need early intervention services but will not attend our classroom setting, itinerant preschool special education services are available to assist children in their home, preschool or childcare setting. Our staff will work collaboratively with district personnel and families to support transition planning and develop and implement Individualized Education Program goals designed to meet the unique needs of preschoolers with a disability. Services are provided in the child's natural setting by a certified Early Childhood Intervention Specialist at a minimum of four hours per month.
TYPICALLY DEVELOPING STUDENTS
Students with disabilities benefit from small group instruction in a supportive environment that includes interacting with typically-developing preschool peer models. Typically-developing peer models are accepted on a limited basis. Typically developing students may attend small group sessions for speech, small motor development and large motor development, alongside their peers with disabilies. Tuition for typically-developing students is $170 per month. Due to a grant from the Ohio Department of Education, we are able to provide reduced tuition that is income sensitive for those that qualify. Transportation for typically-developing students is available if the student can board a bus at an established bus stop.