• Preschool Peer Model EYC

    The J.O. Combs Educating Young Children (EYC) program is a great first learning opportunity for students ages 3 – 5 not yet Kindergarten. The program supports the needs of the whole child both with disabilities that require special education and typically developing. The program is 2 ½ hours, four days a week with a morning session from 9:00 am – 11:30 am and an afternoon session from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Each classroom is led by a certified early childhood special education teacher, highly trained paraprofessionals with support from a Speech Language Pathologist/Assistant two days a week.

    Children with disabilities that have an Individual Education Program (IEP) attend the program at no cost. For typical peers, the monthly tuition cost is $130.00 per month. If you feel your child would be a great candidate as a peer, please contact Gretchen Scheurich at gscheurich@jocombs.org for next steps.

    If you suspect your child may have a disability and require special education services, the district provides Play-based screenings at no cost. A Play-based screening allows up to five preschool age students to participate in a structured play-based environment to gather information about the child’s performance in the areas of cognition, communication, adaptive skills, fine motor and gross motor. The screenings take place at Ranch Elementary monthly at 8:30 am, 9:45 am and 11:00 am.

    Screenings take place by appointment only on the following dates:
    May 25, 2022
    July 13, 2022
    August 10, 2022
    September 14, 2022
    October 12, 2022
    November 16, 2022
    December 14, 2022
    January 11, 2023
    February 15, 2023
    March 22, 2023
    April 26, 2023
    May 24, 2023
    To schedule an appointment, please complete the PRESCHOOL PEER MODEL (EYC) SCREENING DOCUMENT below and email it to preschoolchildfind@jocombs.org. Once the document is received, you will be contacted for an appointment date and time.

  • Preschool Peer Model (EYC) Information

  • Preschool Peer Model (EYC) Screening Registration

  • Preschool Peer Model (EYC) Registration