Lil' Bulldogs Preschool

Last Updated: 8/20/2021 2:05 PM

 

UPDATE: The Ohio Department of Health has issued a new order that allows preschool-age programs to return to pre-pandemic ratios.  Our Lil' Bulldogs Preschool will open with preventative measures for all currently enrolled students four days per week.  The schedule and start times have been adjusted to align with the district's restart plan.  Preschool will be in session Monday-Thursday this year. The AM session will meet from 8:50 - 11:20, and the PM session will meet from 12:45 - 3:15.  Additional information will be shared with families regarding topics including official start date, virtual open houses, preventative measures, class lists, and supply lists in the next few weeks.  

 

The preschool team will be contacting families next week to schedule screenings for new students.

 

Please click here for the order from the Ohio Department of Health that outlines the preventative measures that will be in place in our classrooms.

 

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The major objective of the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools Developmental Preschool is to provide a positive learning environment through a child-centered program. The program will provide classroom experience that includes: skills assessment and development activities; parental involvement in the planning and implementation of individual child programs; and promotion of intellectual, social and physical growth accepting each child on an individual developmental level. This program will allow children to solve problems independently, to encourage communication and to explore material and interest through quiet and active play.

WHO:

Preschoolers with disabilities ages 3-5; this includes those with deficits in communication skills, hearing or vision abilities, motor functioning, social- emotional/behavioral functioning, cognitive ability and/or adaptive behavior.

WHAT:

A developmental preschool program and related services such as speech and

 

language therapy which are deemed necessary on an individual basis.

WHEN:

Four half-day sessions are available, Monday through Thursday. Some programs may be designed differently to program meet individual needs.

 

WHERE:

 Indian Trail Elementary School.

WHY:

Public school personnel are required to identify and evaluate all children under age 22 who might be considered to have problems which affect their education. Early recognition of potential problems can necessitate the provision of activities and services that may prevent more serious difficulties when the child is older. If problems persist, specialized school programs are available.

 

PEER ROLE MODELS 

Typical peer role models or children without disabilities are assigned to every classroom. Those children being considered need to go through a screening process. Applications for a screening can be obtained clicking the Preschool Program tab on the left.

 

Preschool Peer Application:

 

Our preschool program is not accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. We are full. Please check back February 1, 2022 to apply for the 2022-2023 school year.

 

Preschool Peer Screening:

In order to gain additional information from parents about your child, we are requesting that all parents complete an Ages & Stages Questionnaire prior to your child's screening date.  The questionnaire asks about a range of skills for your child and some items require you to request information from your child or to observe them doing a specific task.  Please bring the completed questionnaire to your child's screening appointment.

 

Please select the appropriate questionnaire based on your child's current age.  Note that each questionnaire covers an age span of a few months.  For example, the 33 month questionnaire is for children ages 31 months 16 days through 34 months 15 days.  

 

Ages and Stages Questionnaire 33 Month

Ages and Stages Questionnaire 36 Month

Ages and Stages Questionnaire 42 Month

Ages and Stages Questionnaire 48 Month

Ages and Stages Questionnaire 60 Month

 

PRESCHOOL PEER MODEL 

ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM OCCURS THROUGH ONE OF TWO AVENUES:

Preschooler with a Disability: A child between the ages of three and five who demonstrate delays in one or more areas of development during the screening process. Areas of delay include communication, motor, social/emotional/behavior, adaptive, cognitive and visual hearing impairments. This screening/evaluation process involves play-based activities, parent interview, formal and informal assessment.

OR

Peer Model: a child between the ages of three and five who does NOT have special needs can apply to the program as a peer model. A screening is completed prior to acceptance into the program. Peer models must be completely toilet-trained and demonstrate good play skills (appropriate toy play, engagement with others, taking turns, etc.).

 

PEER SCREENING PROCESS

Once all information is received, you will be contacted to schedule a screening date and time. At the screening, your child will participate in a variety of preschool activities over a 45 minute session with several other prospective students. The Screening Team will be looking for specific skills in the areas of language development, motor, social and pre-academic skills. Screenings are tentatively planned for several sessions throughout the school year.

After the screening, letters of acceptance or denial will be sent to the families indicating one of the following:

              - Your child has been selected as a peer in the program;

              - Your child has not been selected as a peer;

              -  The results of the screening indicate that your child is experiencing a delay in one or more areas of their development. The parent will be contacted at a later time to discuss the possibility of additional evaluations.

Please understand, not all children that apply to the program will be accepted. If you child is accepted, the acceptance letter will include the steps and documents needed for registration. 

 

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