The MSD of Pike Township's Early Childhood Program serves students ages 3 through 5 who have been identified with special needs and would benefit from early intervention.
Services are determined on an individual basis following an assessment and a case conference to determine eligibility according to state and federal guidelines. The continuum of service includes speech-only therapy to a more intensive developmental Early Childhood Program.
Early Childhood classes are 2 ½ hours a day, up to 5 days per week. Therapies are integrated into the Early Childhood Programs by therapists and classroom teachers. In addition to the teacher, each class has instructional assistants supporting the needs of the students. Neurotypically developing students participate in the classes as “peer friends” to provide a positive role model for language, pre-academics and behavior.
The early childhood staff is committed to creating a warm, nurturing environment where each child may grow, learn and develop to his or her full potential.