A preschooler is any child between the ages of three and five. Children are considered preschool age on their third birthday and can attend a CDC preschool once they reach age three. Preschoolers may attend the CDC based on a sliding fee scale.
Preschoolers who have an active IEP (Individualized Education Plan) as identified through a screening and/or evaluation in any area are considered “Preschool Plus”. Children who have an active IEP receive all services free of charge in compliance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).
Birth to 3
The SCCDC Infant/Toddler (Part C) program is for families with children whose ages are birth-to-3 years of age. A developmental screening is offered to all birth-to-three children in our community. If a possible developmental delay is suspected, the family is offered further comprehensive evaluation in all areas with specialized therapists also evaluating in the area of most concern. Part C offers a variety of services to children with developmental delays . Children can be placed on an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to address the developmental area of concern and offer services to the family for instruction to help with growth in all developmental areas. A family may also address concerns with their pediatrician, who will prescribe or refer their child for a comprehensive evaluation. Each family is urged to come in for screening even without concerns.
In addition to therapy services all children birth-to-3 are invited to Toddler Group and Kindermusik at both centers.