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Special Education Preschool

Special Education Preschool

Preschool special education is for three- to five-year old children with disabilities.  In order to meet the individual needs of children, Northridge Local School District offers a variety of preschool special education services.  Children identified as having a disability may receive services in public schools, private preschools, or child care centers.

Currently the Northridge Local School district provides Preschool services in collaboration with Montgomery County Educational Service Center located in Kettering.

A child is eligible for preschool special education if the child:
Is at least three years of age and not yet six years of age, and meets the definition of a "child with a disability" under IDEA, which includes a child who (1) Is experiencing developmental delays in one or more of the following areas: physical development, cognitive development, communication development, social emotional development, or adaptive development: and (2) Who needs special education and related services to access, participate, and make progress in the general education curriculum.
A medical diagnosis alone does not make a child eligible for special education services nor is a medical diagnosis necessary for determining eligibility.
 
Each child with a disability has an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Parents, teachers, therapists, and school administrators collaborate to write the IEP. The IEP lists the annual individual goals for the child and the services the child receives.
If you suspect your preschool child may have a disability, please refer to this site: Preschool Special Education FAQ for families https://tinyurl.com/2p89aw5f for additional information.
You can also contact the Special Education Department (937) 275-7469 x4222
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