GPS Integrated Preschool Program
The Greenwich Preschool Program provides a safe, nurturing environment in which children with special needs and their typically developing peers learn and grow together through an integrated model. The individual needs of every child are addressed through a structured, developmentally-appropriate program that uses play and exploration to foster learning. Structured center-based activities provide opportunities for growth and development in the areas of communication, cognition, self-management, fine and gross motor, and social-emotional skills. The preschool environment provides continuity and predictability for children and their families while facilitating the transition from home to school.
- The Greenwich Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program targets instruction for children with identified special needs alongside their typically developing peers.
- The GPS Integrated Preschool Program was developed 50 years ago in alignment with special education laws to provide free and appropriate public education for preschool students.
- Our teachers are duly certified by the State of Connecticut in both Special Education and General Education.
- The Greenwich Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program is a structured, center-based program, where each child participates in instructional activities/experiences, which address the areas of communication, cognition, self-help, fine/gross motor and social emotional development.
The GPS Integrated preschool program adheres to the Connecticut Early Learning Development Standards that promote:
- Equity for all children, through setting high, but appropriate, expectations;
- High quality early learning experiences, by providing clear goals and trajectories for learning;
- Provision of individual support, based on each child’s growth and development;
- Families’ understanding of what their children are learning and how they can support them;
- Teachers’ understanding of age-appropriate content and approaches to children’s learning, and;
- Communication across sectors, based upon these common goals for children.
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