Preschool Program

Morris Elementary Early Childhood Program  

Early Childhood Open House – March 5, 2019

Preschool and Kindergarten Screenings   week of March 25-19. Times TBD

The Special Needs Department operates a full-day Integrated Preschool Program at the Morris Elementary School for children who are three and four years old by September 1st and are residents of Lenox. The Preschool Program is integrated; that is, it serves both children who have been identified as having special needs as well as “typical” peer role models. Children identified as having special needs are guaranteed service; there are a limited number of openings available for typical peers each year.

Purpose of Screening

The Lenox Student Services Department offers an annual screening for young children from Lenox and Dale.The purpose of the screening is to identify children who may have substantial needs in speech/language, cognitive, emotional/social or physical development.   Identified children will be further evaluated and may be eligible to receive special education services prior to entering school. Research studies indicate that early identification and remediation of potential learning problems improves school performance in later years. Parents who would like to have their child considered for the preschool program as a typical (non-special needs) child, MUST have their child participate in this screening. A lottery system is used to choose typical peers.

FY 19 Handbook Q & A