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Early Childhood Inclusive Preschool Program


Fall 2015 Registration for Preschool is Now Open!
Space is limited. Register early to secure your child's spot.

For more information, please contact:
Cindy Rodriguez at cindy.rodriguez@bps101.net or call (630) 937-8009
 

About the Early Childhood Inclusive Preschool Program
Batavia Public School District 101's Batavia Early Childhood Center offers a preschool program for children with and without special needs.  Also known as a blended or inclusive program, this tuition-based offering educates children with special needs alongside their typically developing peers.

Launched in January 2013, this mandatory program offering brings BPS101 into compliance with the directives outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), specifically as it relates to educating students with special needs in the least restrictive environment possible. According to IDEA legislation, that means children with special needs should be educated with other typically developing children, and they should be educated in a setting as close to the regular classroom as possible.

For more than 30 years, the BPS101 early childhood education program has helped preschoolers with special needs to receive a solid educational foundation. The Early Childhood Inclusive Program incorporates best practices from special and general education, introduces activities for blended classrooms, and improves the early education experience for typically-developing children as well as children with special needs.

The program offers half-day options at rates comparable to similar pre-school programs in the area. A three-day per week option is available to three-year olds, with attendance on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  Four-year olds will attend afternoon classes from 12:40 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  

Tuition ranges from $195 per month for the three-year old program and $230 per month for the four-year-old program.  The Batavia Early Childhood Center is located at Alice Gustafson School, 905 Carlisle Road, Batavia, Illinois.  

For more information or to reserve your child's spot for fall 2015, please contact contact Cindy Rodriguez at (630) 937-8009.