About the Olentangy Preschool ProgramThe Olentangy Preschool Program is a special needs preschool providing services to children identified with disabilities. Service options include:
For additional details about the Olentangy Preschool Program and service options, please see the Olentangy Preschool Handbook.For information about having your child attend as a peer model, please see Peer Model Program or the application link under Preschool News.For information about what happens during a preschool day, please see What we do in school?
- Itinerant Program: Services are provided in the child's home, daycare or private preschool by a traveling itinerant teacher and/or related services therapists. Goals, objectives and supports provided are determined and detailed in the child's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
- Itinerant Phonology Program: The Phonology Program is for students demonstrating deficits with articulation/phonology. This program meets for one and a half hours, one time per week in an Olentangy preschool classroom. Led by a speech pathologist and an intervention specialist, the small class size allows for activities that target various phonological processes and sound errors.
- Center-based Services: Preschool students with special needs and peer models participate in center-based classrooms four days per week (Tuesday through Friday). Classes can have up to 16 children and are staffed by an Early Childhood Intervention Specialist and a minimum of one assistant. Therapists are assigned to classrooms as prescribed by the Individual Education Plans of the special needs students.