Special Needs Preschool

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Special Needs Preschool

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Groveport Madison Schools is accepting applications for both special needs and typical (non-special needs) placements for the 2022-2023 school year at Lil' Cruiser Campus. Applications are available at the District Service Center (DSC), located at 4400 Marketing Place, Suite B, Groveport, 43125. Applications are limited, and the first 90 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 614-916-1166, or by email, at [email protected] to schedule an appointment to return the completed application and provide the required documentation.

Preschool Program

School districts are required to provide early childhood experiences to students with disabilities beginning when they are age three (3). Eligibility for services as a preschooler with a disability is based on global developmental delays and specific categorical criteria.

We believe that typical peers (non-disabled children) serve as models for appropriate behavior, social skills, and language/communication skills. Therefore, we include a limited number of "Peer Models" in each of our classrooms. Peer Models must be four (4) years of age and toilet trained by August 1 of the year they are entering the program. They also must be residents of the Groveport Madison Local School District. All peer models must be screened and accepted into the program. There is a nominal monthly tuition fee of $50.00 a month for Peer Models.
The preschool program curriculum 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 2022-2023 school year are available at the reception desk at the District Service Center, located at 4400 Marketing Place, Suite B, Groveport, OH 43125. 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 April/May.

To be considered as a Peer Role Model in our Preschool Program, children must:
  • be four (4) years old by August 1
  • 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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