Inclusive/Integrated Classrooms serve up to 16 students, 8 children with disabilities and 8 typically- developing preschool peer models. Specialized classrooms are exclusively for students with disabilities who needs are best met in smaller or highly structured environments. Eligibility for children with disabilities is determined by a district evaluation team following the eligibility criteria established by the Ohio Department of Education.
Students with disabilities benefit from small group instruction in a supportive environment that includes interacting with typically-developing preschool peer models. Students have access to specially designed instruction to meet their unique needs. Onsite services include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. These services are provided based on the students Individualized Education Plan developed by the family and school.
Itinerant preschool special education services are also available to assist children in their home, preschool or childcare setting. Staff 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.