Pole Green’s preschool programs prepare students for life in elementary school and beyond. Please feel free to contact Angie Dalton or Kathy Sanford for more information.

Early Childhood Special Education

Teachers with Preschool studentsEarly Childhood Special Education provides specialized instruction and related services to all children ages 2 through 5, who qualify under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). ECSE ensures the provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) to all children who are found eligible at no cost to their families. The LRE means children with disabilities receive services in community-based environments whenever possible, and only receive services in a more restrictive environment when their individual needs require it. Services are based on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) which is developed in collaboration with HCPS staff members and the parents of each child eligible for early childhood special education services. If eligible, HCPS provides a continuum of special education instructional services.

Early Childhood Reverse Inclusion

This program will provide children who are grouped heterogeneously the opportunity to interact and learn from each other as well as gain greater understanding of human diversity and its value to our society. All students benefit from carefully designed instruction that meets their individual levels. In addition, students:

  • Learn from highly qualified early childhood teachers
  • Have a challenging learning environment
  • Learn to appreciate individual needs of students with special learning needs
  • Increase in self-confidence
  • Develop friendships with children who have a variety of learning abilities
  • Have a more positive self-image by learning from and teaching each other

For additional information, please contact Meredith Eads, Elementary Lead Specialist for Special Education, or visit our division website

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