The Preschool Program
The Early Childhood program in Batavia services children, ages three and four. The Preschool classrooms are located within Alice Gustafson Elementary School.
Session times are as follows:
Morning Sessions: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Community Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Afternoon Sessions: 12:40 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.
- Community: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Attendance days may vary for students within the program receiving special education services. The doors will be closed at 9:05 a.m. for morning preschool and 12:45 p.m. for afternoon session. If a parent drop off occurs after that time, please take your child to the main office.
Classrooms are composed of up to 18 children, some blending of children with disabilities and the remainder typically developing peers. One teacher and up to two teacher assistants are staffed in each classroom. Classroom teachers are required to have a four year teaching degree with an emphasis on early childhood education. Requirements also include certification by the Illinois State Board of Education in both general education and special education.
In addition, related service staff (speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists) provides services to children with disabilities, accordance to each special education student’s IEP. Mental health staff professionals, such as school psychologists and social workers, are also a part of your child’s classroom team to support the learning of all children.