Preschool classes are offered for children who are three years old and up.
Classes meet 2 times per week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) for 2 ½ hours. Younger children (3 year olds) attend preschool in the mornings and the older children (4-5 year olds) attend preschool in the afternoon. Peer models (typically developing children) are also enrolled in the preschool classes. Children's individual needs are addressed by staff so that the child can participate in the classroom activities.
Parents and caregivers are required to sign up for “Special Days” – times they will remain in their child’s classroom for the duration of the morning or afternoon approximately one time per month.
Each week, children receive group intervention from an occupational, physical, and music therapist as well as a speech-language pathologist. Preschool classes are taught by teachers with degrees in Early Childhood Special Education. Paraprofessionals also support the children and teachers in the classrooms. The classroom operates much like any other preschool and includes circle time, centers, playground time, snack, and music therapy group.