Early Childhood Programs
Birth Through Two Program in Conjunction with our local State Agency, Child and Family Connections #12
Early Intervention (EI) is important when a developmental delay has been determined through an EI assessment. Research has demonstrated that Early Intervention for children who show signs of developmental delays with access to early interventions services early on promotes increased skill development. These developmental areas include: communication, pre-readiness skills and fine and gross motor skills. Early Intervention also provides parents with the behavioral strategies to meet their child’s emotional needs.
KSD 140 Preschool Program
Our preschool program provides an enriching experience for three to five-year-old children (birthday prior to September 1st). The program is taught by Illinois State Board of Education licensed Early Childhood teachers using research-based curriculum and programs aligned to the Illinois Early Learning Standards. Following the Creative Curriculum method of center-based instruction, students receive instruction that is tailored to their needs, allowing advanced learners to move forward as they achieve mastery and providing necessary scaffolding and support to struggling learners to allow them to gain confidence and mastery of skills. Teachers are efficient in focusing on the learning needs of each student to foster engaged and enthusiastic learners.
Early Childhood Program
This special education half-day program is designed for three to five year old children (birthday prior to September 1st) who have been identified with a special education disability (i.e. Developmental Delay, Speech or Language Impairment, Autism, Orthopedic Impaired, Vison Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Other Health Impaired, Intellectual Disability, and Emotional Disability). This program provides the educational goals, services and placement provided to the child through the development of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).