1. What does your program look like?
2. How do you identify students with special needs?
3. What IEP services do you offer and how do I make a referral?
4. What are the registration and wait list procedures for the school year?
5. What are your hours and the tuition rate?
6. How do you assign students to classes?
7. Who are the staff in each classroom?
Weston Windows currently has several kinds of preschool settings. We have traditional preschool classroom space, integrated preschool environments and highly supported settings for our youngsters with the greatest level of need. All our classrooms offer inclusive educational experiences by welcoming students with and without disabilities. Our integrated model works to benefit all children.
It is the philosophy of this program that all children are unique and special. A developmentally-appropriate preschool classroom that supports both children with special needs and children who are developing at a typical pace recognizes each child's strengths, individual needs, pace and style of learning. A learning environment is provided where each child can ASK, IMAGINE, PLAN, CREATE and IMPROVE.
Establishing a collaborative relationship with families is the most effective way to create the best possible experience for each child
We currently have two classrooms housed at the Country School and two classrooms housed at the Woodland School. Staffing and supports vary given the needs of any given cohort of students, but include: A Lead Preschool Teacher, Learning Assistants and Aides, and staff who provide related services (Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Vision and Audiology supports)
Our preschool is a special education program. We work with the private preschools in Weston to provide consultation upon request. Those schools, along with parents and other agencies may make a referral for a child for whom they feel may be experiencing some milestone difficulties. When a referral is made, the parent or provider is asked to contact the Office of Student Services at Case House to discuss any concerns they have regarding a child’s development. Students are screened and evaluated within our inter-disciplinary team approach to determine if they have areas of special education need.
Weston Windows also works with Riverside Community Early Intervention agency in transitioning Weston resident students with special needs into our program when they turn age 3.
Weston Windows provides students who are found eligible for special education services an Individualized Education Program, IEP, for services in the determined area(s) of need. This is a Team decision and the IDEA and Massachusetts Regulations are strictly adhered to when determining eligibility and services. You can access these regulations on the Massachusetts Special Education Website, www.doe.mass.edu/sped
Weston Windows hours run:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:45-12:45.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday parents can choose the option of a “Stay-day.” The students would stay until 2:30 those 4 days.
Weston Windows tuition for 2016-2017 is:
Full Year Program = $8,110
Stay Day Rate = $1,250 per session
Session 1 runs September through January.
Session 2 runs February through June.
Billing for the program will be on a monthly basis, 30 days in advance. The Weston Windows Preschool program does not offer scholarships. If you have questions about payment, please contact the Business Office at 781-786-5230. Failure to make timely payments will result in the placement being rescinded.
Parents can contact Kathy Donnelly (781-786-5240), to discuss Wait list and Registration procedures.
Registration for each fall session occurs once a slot has been offered from the Wait List.
Each year in the spring, the Weston Windows Team of teachers and support staff all work together in making the most appropriate placements for each child. There are many factors that come into the discussion when creating a class. We try to take into account a variety of information. There are more topics involved in our discussion, but are not limited to:
* Age range of the class
* Boy/Girl ratio
* Student strengths and needs
Woodland School: Inclusion Class
Jeanne Melanson – Lead Teacher
Lisa George-Cox – Learning Assistant
Woodland School: Integrated Class
Lanie Hunt – Lead Teacher
Katie Young – Learning Assistant
Joan Younger- Instructional Aide
Heather Spicer - Physical Therapist
Maxine Haron - Occupational Therapist
Debra Stein - Speech and Language Pathologist
Country School: Supported Class
Nellie O’Malley – Lead Teacher
Jenny Tullos – Learning Assistant
Carol Landry – Instructional Aide
Alexia McDonald – Instructional Aide
Country School: Integrated Class
Juliann Mellen – Lead Teacher
Jean Valle– learning Assistant
Mo Dowd- Instructional Aide
Beth Harrington - Physical Therapist
Ginger Pocher - Occupational Therapist
Ellen Carlisle - Speech and Language Pathologist
Rebecca Blum, Audiologist
Country School Telephone: 781-786-5400
Woodland School Telephone: 781-786-5300
Case House Student Services Telephone: 781-786-5240 Fax: 781-786-5249