Sorenson Developmental Preschool Programs
Northshore School District provides special education preschool for children three to five years of age who qualify for special education services. Classes are taught by a special education teacher, who designs the program and curriculum to meet the needs of the specific students in the class. The teacher is assisted by para-educators and specialists (Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Vision Specialist and Audiologist). Northshore's preschool is a language-based program that offers educational experiences designed to help children develop social/emotional, self-help, cognitive, communication and motor skills. The curriculum is designed to encourage kindergarten readiness skills while allowing children to explore their environment and materials at their own pace. Children are encouraged to try new things and make age appropriate decisions.
Sorenson Preschool Extended Day Program
Our focus is to supplement the integrated preschool classroom by providing extra practice in a supportive setting using an eclectic approach to face the challenges of Autism.
More Detailed Summary
Our focus is to supplement the integrated preschool classroom by providing extra practice in a supportive setting using an eclectic approach to face the challenges of Autism. First we work on building rapport and showing that this is a fun, safe place (episodic memory). Then we play and use playful obstruction and other Greenspan/Floortime approaches to build some social routines. Another methodology utilized is ABA/discrete trial teaching to tackle the individual core deficits of each child. All of the above is done with the input of a multi-disciplinary team. by focusing on discrete skills in the extended day portion of their day, the students get more opportunities to practice those skills in the integrated preschool classroom to generalize those skills.
Sorenson Peer Model Program
At Sorenson, there are opportunities for your four-year-old child to be a Peer Model in a Developmental Special Education class. Sorenson provides a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which addresses cognitive, social, self-help communication, and motor skills. Instruction is individualized to meet the needs of the students. This experience is a great way for children to learn about individual differences and build self-esteem. The program offers morning and afternoon sessions Monday through Thursday.
Northshore Preschool Phonology Program
The Phonology Preschool is an intensive, therapeutic program that focuses primarily on the acquisition of correct speech production. Children in this program qualify for special education services in the area of articulation. The curriculum includes oral motor activities as well as direct speech intervention activities.
Northshore Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten Programs
Northshore offers pre-school and pre-kindergarten programs at both Frank Love Elementary(303 224th Street SW, Bothell) and Cottage Lake Elementary(15940 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville).
The programs focus on early reading and instruction geared to the child's age and development. Classes are taught by teachers certified in Early Childhood Education who work with trained assistants. Enrollment is limited to 12 students per session.
- For Children age 3 years by Aug 31, 2009
- Tuesday-Thursday: Two and one half hours/day
- Tuition based: $200/Month
- For Children age 4 yrs by Aug 31, 2009
- Monday-Wednesday-Friday: Two and one half hours/day
- Tuition based: $300/Month
- Small Class Sizes
- AA Certified Teacher
- Aide - Para Educator (Assistant)
- Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
- Focus on Early Literacy Activities
- Tuition Scholarships Available for Qualifying Families
- Birth Certificate
- Certificate of Immunization
- Completion of Toilet Training
- Parent Transportation
To enroll in the pre-school program, a child must be three years old by August 31. Children will attend the program on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two-and-a-half hours each day. Tuition is $200 per month for the 2007-08 school year.
To enroll in the pre-kindergarten program, a child must be four years old by August 31 of the current school. Children attend the program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for two-and-a-half hours each day. Tuition is $300 per month for the 2007-08 school year.
Families must provide a certificate of immunization for their child and be able to provide their own transportation. All children must be toilet trained.
Tuition waiver reduction is available for qualifying families.
For more information call the nearest school - Frank Love (425-408-4600) or Cottage Lake (425-408-4200).
Northshore Head Start & Ready Start Programs
Head Start is a federally funded, FREE preschool program fro three and four year olds. The programs offer family support services, nutritious meals, health screenings, and parent education. To qualify, your family must meet income guidelines. Northshore School District currently has programs at three elementary schools, Hollywood Hill, Kenmore, and Frank Love. To find out more information about enrolling your child, contact Sheriece Simon at 425-408-4645, Julie Lee at 425-408-4861, or Barbara Stratton at 425-408-4753.
The Ready Start Program is for children who may be at risk of not achieving school success. Families may qualify for services based on criteria such as free or reduced lunch, special education needs, or limited or non-English speaking parent(s) or child. The program is funded by Title 1 and Special Education funds. Elements of this program include: literacy, numeracy, science, language skills, social skills, independence, responsibility and self-reliance. There is a strong parent involvmenet component to this program.
Headstart is offered at Frank Love Elementary, Kenmore Elementary and Hollywood Hill Elementary. Readystart is offered at Sorenson Early Childhood Center.