Brunswick’s Kidder Preschool is open to residents of the City of Brunswick, and provides preschool services to children with disabilities and typically developing peers.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND PHILOSOPHY
Brunswick’s Kidder Preschool serves children ages three through five who demonstrate developmental delays or disabilities in language development, motor skills, cognition, socialization, behavioral/emotional growth, and/or adaptive behaviors. The children may receive itinerant services in settings outside of the classroom or are either integrated into a classroom comprised of typical peers and other children with special needs or they are placed in a more intensive program with opportunities for typical peer interaction.
The classes meet four days a week, Monday through Thursday, half day sessions, depending on the IEP placement determination. Fridays are dedicated to assessment, home visits, transition, field trips and training days.
We strive to continue to provide an environment that positively encourages the physical, social, emotional, adaptive, intellectual, and language development of each unique child in a safe and nurturing setting. Our preschool provides an early intervention and educational foundation for all children, including children with disabilities. Our small class sizes and a variety of instructional strategies enable our students to realize their unique potential while exploring their environment and developing in many areas as they prepare for kindergarten. Each classroom has students with special needs as well as typically developing peer models. Licensed special education teachers teach the classes and differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of all our learners. The preschool program enables children with varying abilities to learn and grow together in an engaging environment.
The Brunswick’s Kidder Preschool program will provide opportunities to:
- Acquire self-help skills needed for independent living
- Assist in the development of pre-academic, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
- Develop sensory-motor skills
- Encourage the child in developing appropriate social/emotional capabilities
- Explore art, literature, music, and movement
- Promote the development of communication skills
Collaborative efforts between home, school, agencies and community enhance the preschool experience, and together they assist in preparing children for their next learning environment. These efforts must support skills in decision-making, self-confidence, problem-solving, and acceptance of self and others according to their own unique needs.
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION
- 4 days per week (Monday - Thursday)
- AM Session 9:00-11:45, PM Session 12:45-3:30
- Placement is based on the child's Least Restrictive Environment and the school districts quadrants.
- Tuition for peers is currently $160 per month / $1, 4400 per year
- Peer models must be 3 years old by August 1st of the school year they enroll
- Peer models must be toilet trained.