Now that the Board accepted money to open three of the City's preschool programs (with about 11 others opening in SPS sites previously run by other providers), the Seattle Special Ed PTA has this notice:
Families with preschoolers,
I urge our families with preschoolers to apply for the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) at any site.
child will still be due the services, modifications and accommodations
on her/his IEP, of course. Seattle Schools has partnered with the City
of Seattle's preschool program.
At this time the difference
between an SPP classroom and a Developmental Preschool classroom is
that your child will receive more than double the hours, in an
integrated setting. Lunch is provided. And of course you get
Please share this with any families you think may benefit from this new opportunity.
That's a fine idea that ANY Seattle preschooler could have access to a 6-hour day in a "high-quality" preschool classroom.
Even students with disabilities.
I mean it would seem weird -nay, even illegal - to only offer a 2.5 hour day to a Special Ed preschooler versus a General Ed preschooler getting a 6-hour day. I'm sure the district and the City would agree.
So good for the Special Education PTA for getting the word out to those parents. Pass it along.