The Swampscott Integrated Preschool educates children from age three to five and is dedicated to educating children who have varying learning styles and to preparing them for Kindergarten and a lifetime of learning. Children who have varying abilities are educated alongside children who are typically developing. The program provides a structured language based learning environment that follows the Massachusetts Frameworks curriculum. Learning takes place in one to one, small group and large group settings throughout the school day utilizing a developmental teaching philosophy and the principles of Applied behavioral analysis. The teachers focus on promoting competence and independence for all children using components of the TEACCH program from the University of North Carolina.
Staff consists of one lead Special Education Teacher with a Masters in Education and two Educational Support Professionals or ABA Tutors. Our team also includes a Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, and consultation by a Clinical Psychologist.
Children are exposed to self discovery learning as well as direct teaching to gain skills in the following learning domains; social/ behavior skills, language development, cognitive development, fine motor skills, gross motor skills and self-help skills. These skills are embedded in all learning activities such as play time, circle time, story time, snack, dramatic play, blocks and building, sensory tables, art, cooking, music, discovery experiments, puzzles, counting, literacy skills, and many, many more!
Special education evaluations are offered throughout the school year. If at anytime you are concerned that your child may have a disability, please email or call Alyssa Brothers at 781-596-8800 x1385.