Early Childhood Special Education
The Early Childhood Special Education program is designed to prepare children for kindergarten. The program exposes children to a structured learning setting where functional routines, social skills, early literacy and early math skills are taught in a language rich environment. Each classroom has 1 teacher and 2 teacher assistants. Teachers all have a professional educator license. Children do not need to be toilet trained to participate in the program. Children learn arrival and dismissal routines, participate in whole group, small group, and individualized lessons, spend 40-50 minutes per day in open center playtime, are provided 20 minutes of gross motor time, and receive a free snack each day. All children receive free bussing and all school supplies are provided by the program. The Early Childhood Special Education program is a half-day program with a morning session from 9:00am-11:30am- and an afternoon session from 1:00pm-3:30pm. All children in the Early Childhood Special Education classrooms have Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and all special education services such as speech language therapy, social work and occupational therapy are provided within the classroom by licensed and certified staff. The classroom size is capped at 10 students. You can view our POWER STANDARDS here to learn more about the instructional objectives.