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Special Needs Preschool

Preschool Applications Available March 2

kid with magnifying glass Groveport Madison Schools will begin accepting Preschool applications for typical (non-special needs) placements for the 2020-2021 school year starting Monday, March 2. Applications will be available at the District Service Center (DSC), located at 4400 Marketing Place, Suite B, Groveport, 43125. They also will be available at the State of the Schools Celebration on March 5 at GMHS, 4475 S. Hamilton Rd., Groveport, at 7 p.m. Applications are limited, and the first 60 completed applications returned with appropriate documentation will be scheduled for screening. Students MUST be four (4) years old by August 1 and potty trained - no exceptions.
Please contact Roberta McDonnell at [email protected] to schedule an appointment to return the completed application and provide the required documentation.

Preschool Program

The Groveport Madison Schools Preschool Program serves children ages 3 through 5. Our preschool classrooms primarily target children who are identified as having special needs. Eligibility for services as a Preschooler with a Disability is based on global developmental delays as well as specific categorical criteria. However, we believe that typical peers serve as models for appropriate behavior, social skills, and language/communication skills. Therefore, we include a limited number of "Peer Models" into each of our classrooms. Peer Models must be 4 years of age, toilet trained, and residents of the Groveport Madison Local School District. All peers must be screened and accepted into the program. There is a nominal monthly tuition fee of $50.00 a month for Peer Models.
The curriculum of the preschool program is based upon The Ohio Department of Education's Early Learning and Development Standards. These new standards describe key concepts and skills that young children develop during the birth-to-five-year period. Their purpose is to support the development and well-being of young children and to foster their learning. The standards promote the understanding of early learning and development, provide a comprehensive and coherent set of expectations for children's development and learning, and guide the design and implementation of curriculum, assessment, assessment and instructional practices with young children. 
Preschool Screenings
Preschool Enrollment Packets for Peer Role Model Screenings for the 2019-2020 school year are available at the reception desk at the District Service Center, located at 4400 Marketing Place, Suite B, Groveport, OH 4312. Parents cannot utilize the online enrollment system for the preschool program. The packets will be given out and accepted on a first come first served basis. Peer Model Screenings will take place in May.

In order to be considered as a Peer Role Model in our Preschool Program, children must:
  • be four (4) years old by August 1, 2019
  • be potty trained
  • demonstrate good language and social skills
Please Note:  Preschool enrollment cannot be completed online. Please contact
Roberta McDonnell at [email protected] to schedule an appointment. 
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