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Early Childhood Programs

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Birth Through Two Program in Conjunction with Child and Family Connections

Early intervention is important. Research has demonstrated that it can have a positive effect on the long-term impact of a diagnosed disability, some medical conditions, or some environmental factors that may have a negative impact on a student’s education. The District’s association with Child and Family Connections is designed to have a positive impact on the lives of infants, young children, and their families. To obtain service or information, please contact Mary Kay Anderson, Special Services Program Supervisor at 708-532-8537.

Project PRO:

Project PRO is an early intervention program for three and four year olds who did not meet the cut-off date for entrance to kindergarten and have been identified as at risk through the District's at risk pre-school screening program. This program is designed to help prepare pre-schoolers who have been identified as at-risk of future difficulties in school. The program consists of school-based services, parent meetings, and scheduled home visits by certified pre-school teachers to work with parents and children on developing necessary school readiness skills. In addition, there are group activities for parents and their children.

Special Education:

Half Day Program:

This program is designed for 3 to 5 year olds (birthday prior to September 1st) who have been identified with one or more of the following: communication disorders (speech/language), physical and/or motor disabilities, cognitive impairments, and behavior/social problems.

Full Day Program:

This program is designed for students with identified disabilities who turn five after September 1st. Students' disabilities may include severe communication disorders, autism, or cognitive impairment.