If you have a 3 to 5 year old child (or know of someone who does), and are interested in developmental testing, please contact me (Karen Clark) at the Sundwall Preschool at 259-3068. We will set up a testing time and (if indicated) invite our school district's speech therapist (Diana Adams) to administer speech testing. Other areas possibly tested include motor (fine and gross), cognition or thinking skills, social/emotional development, and adaptive or self-help skill ability. All tests are standardized and determine eligibility for the program.
If your child is eligible for the district's program, he or she will receive a free appropriate public education, based on an individualized education program. Education programs are designed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists (of which you - the parent - are the most important team member). Other specialists typically include the early childhood special education teacher (Karen Clark), the Local Education Agent (Sherrie Buckingham or a designee assigned by her), a speech therapist, occupational therapist, nurse or doctor (if appropriate), and anyone else you may like to have present at the meeting.
Our preschool program consists of developmentally appropriate practices and individualized teaching, delivered by myself and thwo qualified paraprofessionals (Trina Schriver and Jan Mefret).
We have two preschool sessions per day. The morning session typically includes our youngest students and runs from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The afternoon session runs from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. A daily snack is always included, and outside play as the weather permits. Transportation is provided by our school district. School is in session Monday through Thursday and follows the same working schedule as Helen M. Knight Elementary. I look forward to hearing from you!