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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?

 

 

Program Description:

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)

 

Child Find Process:

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.

 

IEP Services:

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

 

Hours and Tuition:

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.

 

Wait List and Registration Procedures

Wait List:

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.

 

Class Assignment Process:

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

 

Current Faculty and Staff:

 

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

 

Therapists:

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

 

Therapists:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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