Hamilton Southeastern Schools believes in the power of diversity and all students learning together for PreK-12. Children learn from one another and have individual strengths. We believe in the importance of offering a continuum of services for students with exceptional needs. Students who have or may need an individual education plan (IEP) are provided services within our preschool program. Individual needs and services are determined at case conferences through a partnership between the school and the family.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools place students with individual education plans in a preschool setting that is balanced with both students with individual education plans (IEP's) and typically developing peers.
Eligibility for services is determined by our Preschool Assessment Team (PAT). This multidisciplinary team conducts an educational evaluation for those students in need of services. Our continuum of services includes, but is not limited to, speech/language therapy, physical therapy, and/or occupational therapy. Evaluation is NOT required for all students, only those whose parents/guardians are seeking further information.
If you have developmental concerns (this may include communication, social/emotional, cognitive, physical etc.) about your child between the ages of 3-5 years of age, contact us and the HSE Preschool secretary will forward your concern to the proper school personnel.
The Preschool's Speech Therapists provide Speech Screenings. If you have concerns with your child’s speech sound or language development, contact the HSE Preschool office for more information. This brief assessment will provide enough information to know whether further evaluation is warranted or if your child’s communication errors are typical for his/her age.
Children who enroll in the preschool program and are receiving special education services may elect to receive transportation services to and from school. Transportation may be provided to childcare locations that are within the Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation boundaries.
Transportation is NOT available for typically developing peers.