Programs and Activities

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Four-Year-Old Kindergarten
In the four-year-old Kindergarten program, each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern of growth and development. Levels of ability and individual interests are used to design appropriate activities for children.  The establishment of close ties between families and the program is a major goal.

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Four-Year-Old English Language Learner Kindergarten (ELL)
The goal of this ELL program is becoming proficient in the English language, and the development of skills and concepts that will promote success in a global society. Materials and activities reflect and support the various cultures and languages of program participants. Staff works in partnership with families to build mutual understanding and create consistency for children.

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Dual Language Program
The Dual Language program offers students the opportunity to learn the four-year-old kindergarten curriculum in both English and Spanish. Classes are made up of native English and native Spanish speaking children. Students will continue the program at Sheridan Elementary School. Click here to visit the Dual Language website.

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Early Childhood for Children with Disabilities (CWD)
The early childhood special needs program provides services to children with disabilities, ages 3-5 years old. Services are recommended only after a thorough evaluation of the child’s needs. Each child has an individually designed education plan which includes input from both staff and the child’s family. The integration of young children with special needs into a school setting with normally developing children is a primary goal.

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Child Find
District wide developmental screening program. Families are invited by mail to have their child screened when he/she turns three years of age. Referrals for further evaluation are made, if appropriate. Information about various community resources is provided. The CHILD FIND service is provided at no charge to the parent, and all information gathered is confidential.

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Speech and Language
Children, three years old and older, who have been identified with a speech and language handicapping condition, may receive speech and/or language services.  The speech and language services for preschool-aged children may be provided in a variety of settings including ELC, their home school, and daycare settings.

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