San Miguel Program (Pre-School)
San Miguel currently houses seven special education classes.
Our special education preschool classes provide an intensive, language enriched, program that provides a blend of individual and small group services through a special education credentialed teacher, speech/language pathologist, and occupational therapist. Para-educators, trained and supervised by the service providers and district nurse, support students throughout the school day. In addition, social communication is addressed through direct instruction, consultation, and training, by the speech/language pathologist, during recess, snack time, and other naturally occurring social interactions in the educational setting.
Our morning program is designed to support our students, ages four to five, who are in their last year of preschool. It runs Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The longer program and morning routine, which includes breakfast integration with our state preschool program, prepares our students for their transition to elementary school. In the morning program, students integrate with typical peers, as available, during recess, field trips and other schoolwide events. In addition, some students also mainstream into the state preschool program.
Our afternoon program is designed to support our students ages three to four, and runs Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm. During the afternoon program, students also integrate with typical peers, as available, during recess, field trips and other schoolwide events. Some students may mainstream into the state preschool classroom, after the age of four and is educaitonally appropriate.
Our small group classes provide a stimulating environment for students. The day includes activity-based-child-directed play and centers such as art, sensory, fine motor, blocks, and individual work tasks. The children also participate in a circle time language group which includes songs, stories, and reading/math readiness. They participate in outdoor activities, teacher directed activities, and snack time. Occupational therapy and speech therapy are embedded into the program and occur in the classroom as well as other settings that provide naturally occurring opportunities to develop language and fine-motor skills.
The San Miguel Preschool programs use research-based curriculum that focuses on age and developmentally appropriate preschool foundation skills. Our primary instructional programs include Read it Once Again and Learning Without Tears. Additional information on our curriculum and California Preschool Learning Foundations can be found at the link below.
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