Peer Model Preschool Program

2017-2018 School Year

PEER MODEL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Information for the 2017-2018 School Year

Issaquah School District provides Special Education Services and Peer Model Tuition Programs for children ages 3-5.  Our staff members are highly trained, certificated professionals who implement evidence-based practices to deliver playful and quality instruction to our young learners.  Following the Early Learning guidelines developed by the Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL), Thrive by Five (now Thrive Washington) & the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), our curriculum focuses on six broad developmental areas: Social-Emotional/Communication; Fine Motor; Gross Motor; Adaptive/Self-Management; Literacy; and Math/Science Concepts.

PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD & JOIN US FOR ONE OF OUR OPEN HOUSE & INFORMATION SESSIONS

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

  • Issaquah Valley Elementary 8:00-9:00 am
  • Briarwood Elementary 9:30-10:30 am
  • Discovery Elementary 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Sunset Elementary 5:00-6:00 pm

 General Peer Model Program Information:

Our ISD Special Education Preschool Classrooms include children with a wide range of special education needs and children who are following typical patterns of development.  Inclusion is an essential component to a high quality early childhood program.  Inclusion means all participate and all belong.  A Peer Model Student is defined as a child who is following a typical pattern of development, has age-appropriate verbal skills in English, and an ability to participate in group and play situations using age-appropriate independence and social behavior.  Peer Models also have the fine and gross motor skills necessary to independently interact with materials in the classroom and on the playground at their developmental level. 

Peer Models must turn 3 by April 30th, 2017. Exceptions for younger children may be considered on an individual basis. 

Preschool is offered in Half-Day Sessions (2.5 hours/day), 4-days per week during the ISD School Year:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.  Morning or afternoon openings are available. Start and End times vary by school.

 Peer Model Applications for the 2017-2018 School Year are Due By March 17th, 2017

 Peer Model Tuition is $245 per month

* Financial Aid Forms are available upon request at the time of enrollment

For more information, or to request an application, visit the Main Office of any of our Peer Model School Sites.  You may also call or email the contacts listed below:

Briarwood Elementary
17020 SE 134th St., Renton 98059
Joy Nehzati, 425-837-5039
nehzatif@issaquah.wednet.edu

Discovery Elementary
2300 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish, WA 98075
Kelvie Carter, 425-837-4037
carterk@issaquah.wednet.edu

Issaquah Valley Elementary
555 NW Holly Street, Issaquah, WA 98027
Kristen Berwald, 425-837-6672
berwaldk@issaquah.wednet.edu

Sunset Elementary
4229 W. Lk. Sammamish Pkwy. SE.
Bellevue, WA 98008
Melissa Korch, 425-837-5679
korchm@issaquah.wednet.edu