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Pre-K/PPCD Inclusion

Pre-Kindergarten/Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) Inclusion is an effort to include to the maximum extend possible a full day inclusion program was implemented taking into account the importance of those influences that promote student success, self-esteem, value, acceptance, and high expectations. Components of our curriculum include: communication, cognition, motor, fine arts, and social/emotional development. Assessment is formal and on-going. Assessment may be task related or observational.

Eligibility:

Child must be in Pre-Kindergarten or PPCD class and must be four years old on or before September 1st
Consent from parents
Recommendation from teacher and administrative staff
 
Program Goals:
  • To help all students discover and accept individual differences
  • To provide appropriate role models
  • To include parents as partners in the education of their children
  • To provide well balances and appropriate concrete learning and background experiences whereby all children can succeed
  • To develop higher thinking skills
 
Classroom Arrangements:
Classes are full day- 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Currently there are two inclusion classes.

The classes are taught by both special education early childhood and regular early childhood certified teachers. A team approach is used. Pre-Kindergarten and PPCD students are combined.
 
  • Teachers
  • Speech Therapist
  • Parent Involvement
  • Coordinator
  • Classroom aides
  • VH teacher
  • Secretary
  • Supervisor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Developmental Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Health Aide