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Ages 3 to 6 (Preschool)

Preschool (Ages 3-6)

  • Transitioning from birth-to-three services into the school system comes with a series of changes for you and your child. Be prepared for not one, but several transitions—from early intervention services, to developmental preschool, then on to kindergarten and first grade.

    With each transition, start planning at least six months ahead. A good thing to remember is that all parents feel concerned about any transition in a child’s life. This is a very normal feeling no matter what the transition.

  • Downloadable forms and assembly suggestions to help you organize important information about your child (medicines, therapies, treatments, health history, contact information, resources, and emergency information).

  • Resources to help you find local quality childcare.

  • Teachers, researchers and families speak about the significance of Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) in the education and progress of children in their classrooms and studies, as well as what kind of results educators can expect to see shortly after beginning to use it.

  • Children who attend ECEAP and Head Start learn to manage their feelings, get along with others and follow classroom procedures. They build the beginning skills for reading, math and science. The programs work closely with parents to support their children’s health and education and to meet family goals. They help families access medical and dental care and social services.

  • Section 619 is the IDEA preschool program for kids ages 3 to 5.

  • You’ll now find yourself navigating three large systems: education, healthcare, and publicly funded services and supports. Don't worry, we have lots of resources to help you find your way.

  • Music Together® is a music program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, from birth to 5 years, and the grown ups who love them. In our classes, music is learned through playful, fun activities that are developmentally appropriate and research-based.

  • A self-directed questionnaire for every stage of life. For ages 4-6: "I need to be challenged and encouraged to be around other kids my own age and to be part of my community. There are ways to help support me when I need extra assistance to communicate, learn, be safe and grow."

  • It is never too late to learn. Research on children using sign language to assist with communication is extremely promising. Imagine the frustration avoided when children have an alternative way to express themselves.

  • Since 1954, the Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children has provided home-based occupational or physical therapy to children with developmental delays or physical disabilities. Services are provided at no cost to the family served.