PEER APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Thank you for your interest in the Hudson City School Integrated Preschool Program. The application window opens on January 11, 2021, at 4:00 PM and will remain open through January 15, 2021.
The screening will be virtual this year and will be limited to the first 60 applicants. The mandatory virtual screening will require parent submission of a questionnaire and videos of your child. If your child is one of the first 60 applicants, you will receive a link to complete the questionnaire and video submission on January 19th (it will be due by January 26th at 8 AM).
If we have more than 60 applicants, a waiting list will be created and applicants will be notified if additional screening spots become available.
Be residents of Hudson City School District
Be three years old by September 1, 2021
Be fully toilet trained
Demonstrate strong communication and social skills
Acceptance to the program will be determined through the mandatory screening process
**Current peers DO NOT need to re-apply. We will be sending a letter home later this year with current students so parents can confirm their intent for next year. **
Link to online registration is here but will not accept entries until January 11th at 4:00 PM: CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION.
To learn more about the Integrated Preschool Program please review a slide show of information here.
INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM.....The Hudson City Schools Integrated Preschool Program is an early intervention program for children with disabilities and typically developing children between the ages of 3-5 years. Children are identified as having special needs through a multi-factored evaluation which consists of a play-based assessment performed by the school team (school psychologist, special education teacher, speech pathologist, occupational therapist and/or physical therapist). Children with disabilities in our program have a wide range of needs including communication, hearing, motor (fine and/or gross), vision, cognition, adaptive behavior (self-help skills), and/or social/emotional/behavioral functioning. Peer models are selected through a screening process that identifies peers who demonstrate typical skills in all areas and strong skills in the areas of social and communication. The program offers a 'hands-on' teaching approach to promote academic, social, communicative, behavioral, and motoric growth and development. Our curriculum is based on the Ohio Department of Education's Early Learning and Development Standards.We believe the purpose of early childhood education is to enable young children to realize their unique potentials. Through a variety of instructional strategies, children are taught to explore and develop in many areas including physical, cognitive, social-emotional, self-help, and communication.
OTHER INFORMATION:Tuition & Fees: Tuition is $1500 per year for peers. Special needs students do not pay tuition but do pay $17.50 for school fees.Transportation: provided for special needs students, may be provided for peer models depending on class placement & where you live based on the transportation guidelines (AM= north of 303, PM= south of 303)Hours: AM session: 9:00 - 11:45 and PM session: 1:00 - 3:45Days: Preschool is in session Monday through Thursday. Fridays are reserved for testing, conferences, and teacher training.