Thank you for your interest in the South-Western City Schools Special Needs Program. Peer models are a vital part of the success of our preschool program. We value the positive impact our typically developing children have upon our special needs children through appropriate modeling and peer interaction. Peer models should exhibit appropriate social and communication skills.
Our program promotes development in communication skills, motor skills, independence, and a positive self concept. We follow the Early Learning Content Standards endorsed by the Ohio Department of Education and provide literacy enriched and developmentally appropriate environments. Our classrooms have a maximum of 12 preschoolers, 6 peer models and 6 children identified with special needs. Our “satellite” classrooms housed in the elementary buildings have 4 peer models and 8 children identified with special needs.
We’re glad you are considering enrolling your child as a Preschool Penguin!