Every child feels welcome
We provide special education and related services to preschool-aged children who have been identified with an educational disability. If eligible, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will describe which special education and related services are required for a young learner to be successful in preschool. These services may include:
- specialized instruction from a special education teacher (early childhood special education, teacher of the hearing impaired, teacher of the visually impaired);
- specialized instruction from a speech language pathologist;
- related services from an occupational therapist, physical therapist, school psychologist or social worker; and
- transportation may be provided as a related service if determined necessary by the IEP team.
Exceptional help to get you started.
The identification of an educational disability begins with an appointment with the Child Find team. Children may be referred to Child Find for a screening by a preschool team, parent, doctor or another agency. Information gathered during the screening process will help us to decide if further assessment is needed to determine special education eligibility. If found eligible, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed with specific goals for the BVSD preschool team to address. All special education and related services are provided at no cost to the family.
If you are concerned about your child's development and they are not enrolled in a BVSD preschool already, please submit this form to schedule a Child Find Screening. Referral Form
Feeling good about school is a huge first step.
For families of children with special needs, kindergarten can seem daunting. We help alleviate your worries by preparing your child for kindergarten in a variety of ways. Our curriculum infuses play with learning and provides plenty of opportunities for social and emotional growth. For a child with educational disabilities, this can be an enormous foundation to helping them feel comfortable in a learning environment, making friends, and being open to all the school can offer.
This is the start of something big.
If you think your child may qualify for Special Education services but have not been evaluated, please contact Child Find.