About our Program
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.