Special Education Early Childhood ServicesPreschool Special Education Services are designed for children ages 3 to 5 with disabilities and in need of specially designed instruction. The goal of the program is to provide the support these children need at an early age, so by the time they enter kindergarten, they have the support, services and skills they need to be successful.
Preschool Special Education Services are based on the Individualized Education Program that is written for each child. Goals and objectives are written according to an educational model. Any related services that the child receives are designed to support the educational goals.Preschool children with disabilities are served in a variety of settings and natural environments which may include home, child care centers, private child care homes, Head Start, mental health operated programs, private preschool programs and public school classrooms.Who Is Eligible?
Young children ages three through five who have a disability as defined by one of the categories listed below are eligible for preschool services provided through the local school system ~ Sault Area Public Schools.
In Michigan, the categories of disability include: Speech/Language Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Cognitive Impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Physical Impairment, Early Childhood Developmental Delay (ECDD), Severe Multiple Impairment, or Other Impairment.