Preschool Educational Services
Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County Preschool Program is center-based, offering an integrated setting for students ages three to five at two locations in the Kingston areas (Webster Street and Tuytenbridge Road). The curriculum is aligned with the New York State learning standards and addresses the social-emotional, early academic, play, self-help, communication, gross, fine, and visual-motor skills necessary for a successful transition to a Kindergarten setting. Our educators are NY State certified in early childhood education and special education.
Student eligibility is determined by the home school district supporting the child and their Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). This program has an affiliation with the Kingston City School District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program and these students serve as peer models to demonstrate age appropriate skills. Classroom sizes are 12:1:2, 1:1 support and 12 month programming are available as required. All eligible students have access to on-site related service providers.
Resources available include:
- Smartboard technology
- Adapted classroom computer work stations
- Augmentative communication devices (Dynavox, Cheaptalk, Big Mack switches, etc.)
- Assistive technology
- Adaptive positioning devices
- Therapeutic playground
- Wheelchair accessible garden
Related services that are provided on-site include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, vision services, social work services such as psychological counseling for the child and parent training/parent groups for caregivers.