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    PreSchool Program

    Description:
      Longmeadow School System offers an integrated preschool program for 3 and 4 year old children residing in Longmeadow.  Our class size is 15 students.  Half the students are receiving special education services and the other half are our peer models.  Each classroom is staffed with a special education early childhood teacher and classroom assistant.  We are located at Center Elementary School.  We have two morning programs (8:50-11:15) and two afternoon sessions (11:50-2:15).   

    Child Find Procedures:  Longmeadow School district is mandated to locate, identify, and evaluate children with suspected disability.  Referrals may come from various sources (parents, physicians, preschool programs).  Evaluations may include speech, fine motor, gross motor, and/or school psychological evaluations.  The evaluation process is free to qualifying children.  For further information contact the Pupil Services office at 565-4200. 

    Preschool Screenings:  Preschool screenings take place in the spring every year for potential peer models for the following school year.  The school district will send out a letter with dates for screenings.  Once the screenings have taken place staff will determine how many slots are available for peer models.  If we have more children than slots available, the staff will conduct a lottery.   

    Staff:

    Catherine Beavis              Preschool Coordinator 

    Brooke Sledzieski            Preschool Teacher
    Nanci McDonough            Classroom Assistant 

    Tish Noonan                     Preschool Teacher
    Patti Bussolari                 Classroom Assistant 

    Susan Collins                   Speech Pathologist
    Maureen Miller                Speech Assistant 

    Beth Wilder                    Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Diane Taslitt                   Physical Therapy Assistant