Contact Denise Palmeri for information on early childhood programs and evaluations: (734) 401-4833.
Birth to Three Programs
The Early On program in Saline Area Schools provides comprehensive developmental evaluations in the areas of fine motor, gross motor, communication, cognitive, self-help and social - emotional developement. Children who are found to have a delay of 20% or more in any area of development, qualify for services. Evaluations are done with the parent or guardian, Early On Service Coordinator, and either an early childhood teacher or certified therapist. Our servcies include physical, occupational and speech therapy, parernt education, as well as coordination of servcies in the community. Servcies are provided in a variety of places depending on the family's individual needs: including home, daycares, playgroups and are based at Pleasant Ridge School.
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First Steps Playgroups
Each parent/child class provides opportunities for playing together with a variety of toys in a preschool setting. Child development information and developmental screenings are available throughout the session. Each class ends with a circle time that includes songs, movement activities, and bubbles! Siblings are welcome. Any family may register as there is no need to qualify. Playgroups are located at Pleasant Ridge School.
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Preschool Special Education
The ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) classroom is designed to meet the unique strengths and needs of children ages 2 ½ years to 6 years old. Students must meet the eligibility requirements established by the State of Michigan administrative rules for special education. The teaching team includes: a general education preschool teacher, certified special education teacher, speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social worker and school psychologist. The curriculum includes focus on development of individual skills such as: communication skills, motor skills and social skills. We strive to provide an inclusive approach to teaching by teaming with the Community Education Preschool classes at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School.
Saline Area Schools provides speech, occupational and physical therapy evaluations and servcies for preschool age children that live in the school district. Some children who do not qualify for the ECSE program described above, may still qualify for therapy servcies provided by the school district. Please contact Denise Palmeri for information about how our programs work and our intake process for evaluations.
Preschool Playpals is a play-based preschool enrichment program where children will have opportunities to gain independence, develop routines in a group, and learn how to take turns through structured activities and open play. Each class has a maximum of 12 children and meets in a classroom at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School. The classes also participate in cooperative activities with children in the Early Childhood Special Education classrooms. Registration is open to anyone in the community.
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Saline Early Childhood Staff
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To contact a specifc teacher, please refer to our staff directory on the website main page..
Pooh Corner Preschool is part of Saline Community Education and is located at Woodland Meadows School.
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