The half-day center based preschool program provides services to preschoolers with disabilities in public school buildings. Students are supported by a team of professionals, which includes a teacher, paraprofessional and may include occupational therapist, speech and language pathologist and physical therapist, as deemed appropriate by the IEP team. The program is designed to provide child-centered enriched learning activities that are age-appropriate and aligned with the Ohio Early Childhood Content Standards. Students are given opportunities to participate in learning experiences with non-disabled peers, as appropriate. The itinerant teachers provide services in the home and in child care facilities.

What We Offer

  • Provide comprehensive services for preschoolers with disabilities.

  • Provide skilled and licensed/certified staff including teacher, paraprofessional and related service staff.

  • Assist local districts with the ODE preschool licensing requirements.

  • Provide training for staff in the areas of Communicable Disease, First Aid Training, and Child Abuse Prevention and Recognition.

  • Provide research based staff development for all preschool staff.

  • Develop and implement IEPs designed to meet the unique needs of preschoolers with a disability.

  • Support transition planning with district personnel and families.

  • Provide quality supervision and evaluation for classroom staff.

  • Work collaboratively with district personnel.

  • Recruit potential typically developing preschool peer models for each classroom.


  • Best practice for quality early childhood programming according to state standards.

  • Provide a supportive environment for families and students.

  • Maintain ODE Preschool Licensure documentation.

  • Provide highly trained staff, specializing in the delivery of educational services for preschoolers with disabilities.