What is Brunswick's Bright Beginnings?
Brunswick's Bright Beginnings, housed at Kidder Elementary School, originated in 1991. It is a preschool designed for both children with disabilities and their typically developing peers. This unique arrangement benefits all students. Typically developing students serve as role models for those with identified developmental delays, which helps them to develop skills necessary to be successful in school. In addition, the typical children gain a more personalized preschool experience that includes many teaching techniques not available in a regular preschool.
January 30, 2014 Release: PRESCHOOL SEEKING TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN!
Brunswick's Bright Beginnings Preschool is looking for peer role models between 3 and 5 years-old who have excellent communication, self-help skills and social development. Children must be 3 years old by June 30, 2014 and either be a Brunswick resident or the child of a Brunswick City Schools employee.
Bright Beginnings Preschool program is conducted in conjunction with Brunswick City Schools and the Ohio Department of Education. Classes are taught by licensed teachers who follow a research-based curriculum aligned with the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards.
There is a tuition fee, and parents are required to transport their child. Reduced tuition available for income-eligible parents.
Screenings will occur on Friday, February 28, 2014 (times to be assigned).
To register for screening, please contact Irene Kazee, Office of Student Services, at 330-273-0294 by February 21, 2014.
Who may attend?
Children may attend the preschool if they are between 3 to 5 years of age. If a child has a documented disability, it is generally in one of the following areas:
- communication skills (speech and/or language)
- hearing ability
- motor function
- social-emotional behavior
- visual abilities
- cognitive/pre-academic skills
How do I know if my child qualifies for Bright Beginnings?
Our preschool staff members screen each child with a suspected disability. If in-depth testing is warranted, it is completed by a staff member qualified in a specific area such as speech or motor skills. Afterwards, a written report is prepared detailing each child's strengths and areas of need. State preschool rules determine eligibility for services.