The Special Education Preschool Program is a program for scholars between the ages of 3 years to 5 years old. The scholars are served in an inclusive setting. Instructional activities, specialized instruction and early childhood intervention services are provided for each child in accordance with a team developed, specialized Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Related services include:
- speech and language therapy
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- curb-to-curb transportation
Eligibility for the Special Education Preschool Program requires that scholars:
- Are three to five years of age and not yet compulsory school age
- Demonstrate a disability or exhibit significant delays
Documented deficits in one or more of the following areas must exist: communication skills, motor functioning, social-emotional/behavioral functioning, cognitive abilities, adaptive behavior, hearing or vision as determined by a multidisciplinary team through multi-factored evaluation.
The goals and activities of the Special Education Preschool Program represent the cooperative efforts of early childhood intervention specialists, related service providers and parents working together. Each child’s participation in a program that provides readiness, socialization, language and literacy skills as well as meeting individual needs, prepares him or her for success in school.