Welcome to the Preschool Program!
We take pride in providing a variety of developmentally appropriate learning experiences to make your child’s initial school experience a positive and memorable one. The classroom environment is bright and child-centered, and we have experienced and well-qualified teaching and support staff.
The classroom population consists of children who exhibit disabilities, which may include speech and language, social/emotional, fine motor, gross motor, and/or cognitive delays. The integrated model includes the addition of typically developing peers.
Children with special needs are identified for the program through monthly screenings and early intervention programs. For children identified through early intervention programs, a transition meeting is scheduled with the family approximately ninety days prior to their third birthday to review the child’s current program. At this meeting the evaluation process is reviewed and program options are explained. When consent is signed, an observation of the child is conducted in their natural environment. Assessments are scheduled by appropriate staff in the areas of suspected disability. Once assessments are completed a team meeting is held to discuss the results and make appropriate recommendations. For children who are referred through early intervention this meeting is held prior to the child’s third birthday so services may commence on the child’s third birthday.
The Preschool is located in the primary school of the Elementary School campus. Preschool is in session during the hours of:
Morning Session: 8:30-10:45 AM
Afternoon Session: 11:45 AM-2:30 PM
If you feel that your preschooler, age 2½ to 5 (just before kindergarten), has special needs, please contact the school and schedule a screening. Screenings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month throughout the school year. Please contact Ms. Wethington (508-866-6403) with any questions and for scheduling.
For more information regarding this program, you may refer to the Elementary School Handbook or you may call the Carver Elementary School at (508) 866-6210.
First Floor, RM 143
First Floor, RM 129
First Floor, RM 142
Role Model/Typical Peers:
The Carver Public Schools’ Preschool Program, located at the Carver Elementary School, will begin scheduling appointments on Monday, March 19, 2018, for screenings for role model slots for the 2018-2019 school year. Screenings will begin April 6 and continue through May 4.
A screening is required for acceptance into the program. Children considered are those who do not currently receive special education services and are not in need of special education services. Applicants are expected to demonstrate age appropriate skills (within 6 months) in the areas of speech and language, cognitive/school readiness, fine and gross motor development, and social/emotional and behavioral development. In addition, a child must be at least 3 years of age by September 1, 2018 and toilet trained. They must also be a resident of Carver and families must provide transportation to and from the program. Those children found eligible will be entered into a lottery. Appropriate role model students who are not selected in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list. Please note that slots are limited.
This program for role model students is a fee based program. We offer several sessions and the fee for each half day session is $12.00.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Pauline Lopez at (508) 866-6220. Requests for appointments received after May 4 will be put on a waiting list. Screenings will be held on Friday, 4/6/18; Friday, April 4/27/18; Friday, 5/4/18.