Pre-Kindergarten Special Education Supports
The District 2 Preschool program serves students between 3 and 5 years old who demonstrate possible delays during play-based developmental screenings held throughout the year. Click here for more information on developmental screenings.
The program is offered at the Bensenville Early Learning Center at Tioga School. It follows the District 2 calendar and offers morning and afternoon sessions Monday through Friday:
- Morning Sessions: 8:30-11 a.m.
- Afternoon Sessions: 11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
When a preschool student is eligible for special education support, District 2's continuum of services includes the following:
Blended Pre-Kindergarten Classroom
These classrooms are comprised of a maximum of 20 students who are taught by at least 2 adults -- one teacher and one paraprofessional. Speech therapy, occupational therapy, and social work are typically provided within the classroom environment, although some supports may require a student to be removed from the general education environment for part of the school day.
Self-Contained Special Education Classroom
These classrooms are comprised of a maximum of 10 students who are taught by at least two adults -- one teacher and one paraprofessional. Speech therapy, occupational therary, social work, and other related services are typically provided within the classroom environment.
Children come into Tioga School for an appointment to be seen by a clinician licensed in an area that the child qualifies for services. Examples include: speech therapy, occupational therapy, and social work.