A child, who is 3 or 4 years old, is screened in the five developmental areas which include communication, cognition, motor skills, social functioning and self-help/adaptive skills.
If the series of screening results indicate there are concerns in one or more of the areas above, an MTSS team will develop an intervention plan and progress monitoring that will be implemented to focus on the area of concern. The child will have the opportunity for temporary placement in the full day preschool classroom two days a week to receive intervention and determine next steps based on data. There is no transportation provided during the intervention period.
The MTSS team will meet after the initial intervention period to review your child’s progress. If your child made adequate progress, the intervention support will be faded and you will be given resources to continue to support your child’s growth going forward. Your child will not enter the preschool program.
If your child has not made adequate progress, interventions may be changed or increased based on the specific needs of your child. If your child continues to make minimal or no progress, a referral for special education services will be made, an Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) meeting, including the parent/guardian, will be convened and the child may be further evaluated to determine if he/she has an educational disability. If your child is 3 or 4 years old and is determined to be a child with a disability, an IEP (Individual Education Plan) will be developed and he/she will enter the preschool program to implement the IEP. This is a five day a week, full-day program. Transportation is provided once preschool enrollment is established.
We look forward to working with your child and with you in determining their best path to achievement!