Child Count: 40
- Push-in: Special educator or therapist provide services through integrated therapy services within the daily schedule.
Universal Design for Learning
- Flexible instructional approaches that guide developing instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessment for all learners provide multiple ways to engage children, present information and determine learning (CAST 2011).
- Any piece of equipment, or product system, acquired commercially, modified, or customized, used to maintain, increase, or improve functional capabilities of persons with disabilities, except medical devices surgically implanted. (IDEA 2004).
- Planned interventions/modifications to ongoing classroom activity or materials to maximize children's participation.
- Strategies that address individual learning goals within the context of ongoing routines, activities and transitions.
- Used with children who require more intensive supports by providing targeted approaches to move children progressively toward skill development, e.g. modeling, response prompting, corrective feedback, peer supports.
- An approach to provide adult instructional supports that requires screening and ongoing assessment to determine impact of teaching/learning and adjustment of instruction.
- The intentional social supports/teaching that creates a classroom community of belonging for each child and facilitates positive relationships of respect, acceptance and friendship.
- Opportunities for relationship building between families and practitioners support the achievement of mutually agreed upon goals (NPDCI, 2011).
- Ongoing Family Involvement Activities - family craft night around holidays; fall festival; muffins with mom, grandparent day, donuts with dad –nice turn out; families volunteer for field trip – e.g. Goat Milk Farm; spring and fall parties; pre-k families can join building PTO (50%); pre-k graduation families invited.