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Community Peer Preschool Program

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:

The Issaquah School District has Community Peer openings in our Early Childhood Education (ECE) Preschool Program. A Community Peer is defined as a child who is following a typical pattern of early development and has turned 3 by April 15th of the year prior to enrollment. Inclusion is an essential component to a high quality early childhood program. Inclusion means all participate and all belong. Each ECE classroom serves both children who require special education services and children who are following typical patterns of early development. Each ECE site offers a morning or an afternoon preschool session with a maximum of 12 children with special needs and up to 3 Community Peers per classroom. Community Peers are referred by their parents and selected on a first come first serve basis at each ECE school site.

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 an application please click here.