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Preschool

Special Education Preschool Program

We serve children with disabilites from age 3 to 5. If you have concerns about your child’s language skills, cognitive development, motor skills or behavior, and they are at least 2 years old, please contact us.  

The Maple Heights Special Education Preschool Program has a 5 Star Step Up to Quality Rating from the Ohio Department of Education.  Our preschool program is for children three to five years old who require special education programming. Typically developing children are also enrolled in the preschool program to ensure strong and appropriate peer modeling. The District values inclusion as the optimal method of teaching children with disabilities.

Peer models are children who are 3-5 years old who demonstrate strengths in areas of socialization, communication, cognition, and behavior. Peers participate in a screening process to become eligible as a peer model. 

Students with and without disabilities benefit from this philosophy. The classes provide rich, language-based curriculum with a multi-sensory, developmental approach to teaching. There is a strong commitment to helping all children develop self-respect, positive peer relationships, self-control, and friendships based on mutual respect. 

This program operates at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Monday – Thursday from 9:00-11:30 (AM session) and 12:30-3:00 (PM session) during the regular school year.

Please contact our Special Education Preschool Coordinator at 216-438-6030 for more information.