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Developmental Preschool

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The Southwest Allen County School district, through the early childhood program, offers educational services for three to five-year-old children with developmental delays. Screening, evaluation, and a continuum of educational services are available for children who are experiencing delays in one or more of the following areas: cognitive development, communication, motor skills, self-help skills, and social-emotional behavior. All services are free of charge to residents of this school district if your child meets eligibility requirements for special education.

If you have concerns about your child’s development, contact our early childhood coordinator at 431-2180 or call the special education department at 431-2040. The coordinator will discuss the concerns you have for your child and will collaborate with the early childhood team to make plans. One of these plans may include asking for permission to conduct a comprehensive, multidisciplinary educational evaluation in the area(s) of need. After this evaluation is complete, a case conference committee, consisting of parents and educators, will sit down together and discuss a plan to meet your child’s needs.