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Community Peer Preschool Program

2018-2019 School Year

Information for the 2018-2019 School Year

Issaquah School District provides Special Education Services and Community Peer 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.

General Community Peer 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 Community Peer 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.  Community Peers 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. 

Community Peers must turn 3 by April 15th of the enrollment year. 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.

Community Peer 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 Community Peer School Sites.  You many also call the contacts listed below:


Briarwood Elementary
17020 SE 134th St.,
Renton 98059
Briarwood School Psych, 425-837-5039

Discovery Elementary
2300 228th Ave. SE,
Sammamish, WA 98075
Discovery School Psych, 425-837-4037

Sunset Elementary
4229 W. Lk. Sammamish Pkwy. SE.
Bellevue, WA 98008
Sunset School Psych, 425-837-5679

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