The first five years of a child’s development are crucial. Research shows that interventions for children with developmental delays at an early age are successful in enhancing cognitive, speech and language, motor and social skills. Referrals for preschool programs are made by the local school district Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). Comprehensive data in support of the referral must accompany all referrals. For further information, parents of children ages 3-5 should contact their home school district Committee on Preschool Special Education office.
2–Orleans BOCES Preschool Program offers a variety of services to address the needs of children ages 3-5.
Preschool Special Class Integrated Setting (6/6:1+1)
This program is an integrated half-day classroom experience for children with moderate disabilities within community-based early childhood settings. The classroom has a maximum of six students with disabilities and six students without disabilities, with one teacher and one classroom aide. The program offers a comprehensive range of services through the collaborative effort of special educators, general educators and early childhood teachers. The focus of this class is to help students develop an approach to learning, physical development and health, social and emotional development, communication, language, literacy skills and their cognition and knowledge of the world.
Preschool Special Class (8:1+3)
This is a program for students with severe learning challenges and developmental disabilities; some emotional, physical and/or management needs may also be present. The focus of the class is to help the students develop academic, social and emotional strengths to maximize their learning and growth.
Preschool Special Class (12:1+1)
This is a comprehensive full-day program designed for children between 3 and 5 years old with significant disabilities. The program includes a variety of learning activities designed to assist children with interacting with other children and becoming ready for a less restrictive environment. The focus of this class is to help students develop their approaches to learning, physical development and health, social and emotional development, communication, language, literacy and their cognition and knowledge of the world.
For more information, contact:
Special Education Supervisor
160 Wallace Way, Building 9
Rochester, NY 14624
Ph: (585) 617-2320