The Westlake Preschool Program provides preschool services to children with disabilities and typically developing peers. Names are added on an ongoing basis to our waitlist for typical peers to participate as role models in all areas of development. If you are interested in your child participating in this program, call 440.250.1264 or email us to be added to the waitlist. Peer screenings are typically held in February.
Our early childhood services are founded on the following beliefs:
- Children learn best when activities are developmentally and individually appropriate;
- Children acquire the appreciation of differences in society through the interactions with diverse groups of children and adults;
- Children learn best through play, exploration and discovery;
- The inter-relationships between the child, family and community form the core of preschool planning;
- Children need to have their basic needs met in order to fully develop their potential;
- The dispositions that children need to acquire are learned primarily from being around people who exhibit them.
We further believe that preschool programming should encompass and integrate all aspects of a child's development, including:
Collaborative efforts between home, school, agencies and community enhance the preschool experience, and together they assist in preparing children for their next learning environment. These efforts must support skills in decision-making, self-confidence, problem-solving, and acceptance of self and others according to their own unique needs.
Morning class: 8:30-11:30am
Afternoon Class: 12:30-3:30pm
The deadline to sign your child up for the preschool peer role model waitlist for the following school year is Jan. 31.
- Preschool Express: Preschool education activity resource ideas and tips for early childhood educators and parents
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America
- Connecting for Kids
- Developmental Milestones
- Speech & Language Milestone Chart
- Language Acquisition
- Milestones Autism Resources
- Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids
- Children's literature titles by speech sound
- Interactive phonics materials by level
- International Dyslexia Association
- PBS Kids
- CBC Kids
- Kids' Pages