Typical Peer Program

The High DesertESD Early Childhood Peer Program is an integrated preschool for children with identified learning challenges and their non-disabled peers.  Children engage in typcial preschool activites and functional routines that help them learn the self-regulation, socialization and pre-academic skills needed for success in kindergarten. The teaching staff works closely with children and parents to develop goals that address individual needs.

Our program offers

  • Small classes with high staff to student ratios.
  • State licensed teachers & highly trained assistants with extensive background in Early Childhood Education.
  • Developmentally appropriate activities & materials.

Goals of the classroom

  • To provide a diverse classroom environment in which children of all abilities learn to play and work together.
  • To provide a structured learning environment in which children have the opportunity to learn to play cooperatively with peers, follow school routines, and build pre-academic skills.
  • To provide children with a wide variety of opportunities to learn at their own rate, and further develop individual learning styles.
  • To provide developmentally appropriate peer models for preschoolers with special needs.
  • To provide children the opportunity to develop compassion and understanding of the diversity which exists in their community.

For more detailed information  please see our ECSE Typical Peer Program Brochure ECSE Typical Peer Program Brochure.

For more information, contact the representative for your location.