• Welcome to Early Childhood Special Education

    Mitchell CDC provides a continuum of Early Childhood Special Education services with the end goal of placing children into the least restrictive environment. 
     

    Class Name                                                       Description

     

    Early Childhood Special Education- Autism Specific

    (Mitchell CDC)

     

    Preschool students who are eligible for spec. ed. services under the classification of autism. This class is highly structured and utilizes learning strategies designed specifically for children with autism spectrum disorders. This class is 5 hours a day, 5 days per week (with the exception of Student Free Fridays).  In addition, some of these students receive 4 hours per week of IBI. 

     

    Early Childhood Special Education- Autism Specific

    Moderate

    (Mitchell CDC)

    Preschool students who are eligible for spec. ed. services under the classification of autism. This class is 3 hours a day, 5 days per week (with the exception of Student Free Fridays).  These students have reached a level of independence within the classroom routine and demonstrate the ability to acquire skills in a small group learning setting.

     

    Early Childhood Special Education-Moderate/Severe

    (Mitchell CDC)

    Preschool students with significant cognitive delays and/or may be medically fragile and/or have significant orthopedic impairment and/or visual impairment.  This class is 2.5 hours a day, 5 days a week (with the exception of Student Free Fridays) with staff trained to work with the specific needs of this population.

    Early Childhood Special Education-

    Mild-Moderate Non-Categorical

    o   Harvey

    o   Heroes

    o   Hoover

    o   Kennedy

    o  Roosevelt/Walker Community Center

    o   Washington

    o   Taft

    Preschool students who are eligible for special education services with mild to moderate deficits (non-categorical) in any/all of the following academic areas: Communication, Pre-academics, Pre-vocation, Self-Help, Social-Emotional, Fine Motor, Gross Motor.  This class is 2.5 hours a day, 5 days a week (with the exception of Student Free Fridays). These students require placement in a contained special education classroom to access learning in small group settings.

     Early Childhood Special Education- Inclusive Setting

    (State Preschool)

    Roosevelt/Walker Community Center

    Mitchell

    Washington

    Hoover

    Preschool students who are eligible for special education services with mild to moderate deficits (Non-Categorical) in any/all of the following areas: Communication, Pre-academics, Pre-vocation, Self-Help, Social-Emotional, Fine Motor & Gross Motor.  This class is 2.5 hours a day, 5 days a week (with the exception of Student Free Fridays). These students demonstrate the ability to access learning in a group setting with mild supports within a typical peer environment. There is a special education teacher in the classroom during all instructional hours.

     

    Early Childhood Special Education- Inclusive Setting

    (Head Start)

    o   Kennedy

    o   Mitchell

     

    Preschool students who are eligible for special education services with mild to moderate deficits in any/all of the following academic areas: Communication, Pre-academics, Pre-vocation, Self-Help, Social-Emotional, Fine Motor, Gross Motor.  This class is 3.5 hours a day, 4 days a week. These students demonstrate the ability to access learning in small group activities with mild supports within a typical peer environment. A special education teacher rotates between three classrooms providing support to general education classroom teacher and monitoring progress for all goals.

    Small Talk

    (Speech/Language Related Services)

    Preschool students who are eligible for special education services under SLI and require goals only in the area of communication.  Sessions are comprised of 25-minutes and/or 50 minutes.   Typically 2 x 50 minute sessions are recommended for children with language (receptive & expressive) delays.  Children with mild articulation delays may be pulled during these sessions for 1:1 therapy. For children with moderate to significant articulation deficits 25-minute (individual or group) sessions are recommended. Services may be combined to meet student’s goals. Services may range from 25 minutes up to a total of 150 minutes per week.

    Speech-Language Related Services

    (3-year old)

    These are additional Speech-Language Services [Articulation & Language] for 3-year old preschool students located at Remington and Thorpe. Generally services are 1-2 times 30 minutes per week.

    Speech-Language Related Services

    (Home School)

    To be provided at the preschooler’s home school when the parent is unable to transport their child to one of the 6 sites providing preschool speech/language services.  Therapy times and hours will vary according to SLPs site schedules.  Services are typically in 30 minute sessions.

    Preschool Assessment Class (PAC)

    Mitchell CDC

    Students with a signed assessment plan in the process of an MDA.   Classes are 2-hours, 4-days per week, Mondays through Thursdays.

    A.M. 8:30 AM– 10:30 AM

    P.M. 12:15 PM – 2:15 PM