The Developmental Preschool program, located at North Elementary, provides special education services to children between the ages of three to five years old. Children qualify for the program based on significant delays in cognition, communication, fine motor, gross motor, social and / or pre-academic skills. The Danville Early Childhood Assessment Team offers a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation in a preschool classroom setting. The Early Childhood Speech and Language Pathologist offers a "speech only" evaluation for those families that are only concerned with their child's speech development. These evaluations are used to determine eligibility for developmental preschool services. Assessment results will be discussed at a case conference and if a student is eligible, an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) will be developed. Developmental Preschool services vary depending on the individual child’s needs. In addition to classroom services, children may also work with the Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and/or Physical Therapist. The child’s individual goals are embedded in the classroom curriculum to provide opportunities to practice skills specific to their personal needs. The overall goal of the Developmental Preschool is to help prepare students to attend Kindergarten in the least restrictive environment. The preschool class meets Monday through Friday during the school year for three hours a day. The morning class meets from 7:30 – 10:30 and the afternoon class meets from 11:00 – 2:10.
Transportation is provided. For more information about the Danville Community School Corporation Developmental Preschool program, please contact Lois Ator.