EARLY CHILDHOOD
SERVICES FOR CHILDREN RESIDING IN OUR 8 DISTRICT AREA
   
   
Keystone serves students with disabilities ages 3-5 within a variety of settings. Services for eligible preschool children may be provided in the home; in the preschool program the child is already attending, such as Head Start or a school's 4-year old preschool; or in a child care setting the child already attends. For some children, services are provided in one of the Keystones's integrated preschool classrooms which are housed by local school districts.
 
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COUNT YOUR KID IN - If you have concerns about your child's development
Sign up for a FREE screening clinic - Appointment necessary!
Download CYKI Permission Form
  Call: 785-876-2214 ext. 201 or email: lbrose@keystonelearning.org  
Bring signed form to screening.
     
June 18, 2014 Oskaloosa
CYKI screening is provided to children birth through five years of age in the areas of cognitive skills, social/emotional skills, fine and gross motor skills, speech and language skills, vision and hearing. Screenings take place in local community settings and last approximately1.5 hours. Locations are subject to change.
Sept. 26, 2014 Perry
Oct. 24, 2014 Oskaloosa
Nov. 21, 2014 Meriden
Dec. 12, 2014 Valley Falls   Best Practice Award
Jan. 23, 2015 McLouth  
Feb. 20, 2015 Effingham  
March 27, 2015 Nortonville  
April 10, 2015 Easton  
May 8, 2015 Lecompton  
Recipient 2005-06 Application of Best Practice Award by the Kansas State Department of Education
        Watch Keystone staff's online presentation highlighting their experiences in implementing, sustaining, and continuing to refine LEAP practices. The voice-over-PowerPoint module includes handouts and additional resources for anyone interested in learning more about LEAP.
Keystone operates integrated preschool classrooms for children with disabilities and includes a limited number of peers without disabilities. One program component in each classroom focuses upon promoting children's positive social emotional and language/communication development, as presented in the LEAP (Learning Experiences: an Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Parents) program. This includes social skills training, visual supports, transition routines and monitoring skills.
 
 
Learn more about inclusive preschool settings at:
http://kskits.org/ta/preschool_LRE_Resources/index.shtml
Download Peer Model Application & Information
Preschooler Reading
Interested in having your child participate as a peer model?
Peer models for our Preschool Classrooms must attend a CYKI screening first and will be selected by a random drawing from the applicants for each school year.
Preference will be give to children who are 4 by Sept. 1, but 3 year olds will be considered. Peer models must be potty trained. Children turning 5 prior to Sept. 1 are considered kindergarten eligible and are not eligible for Keystone preschool programs. All children attending preschool must have proof of immunizations and the child health assessment required by the state of Kansas.
For application information call: 785-876-2214 ext. 201 or email: lbrose@keystonelearning.org Happy Preschooler

If you have further questions about your child's development, or our Early Childhood Services,
contact Janet Tust, School Psychologist, jtust@usd343.org




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