Taking Applications for Early Childhood Special Education Peer Model Program

Keystone Learning Services sponsors Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) classrooms in local school buildings.  These preschools are designed for children 3 to 5 years of age who qualify for services in areas such as communicating, learning, hearing, vision, moving or socializing.  Currently these programs are housed in Meriden, Oskaloosa, Valley Falls, and McLouth.  To enhance the program, children who are developing typically have been accepted as peer models.

Peer Model applications are currently being accepted for the 2022-2023 school year.  Names will be randomly selected in a drawing that takes place in July.  The application deadline is June 30, 2022.

Peer models must reside in one of the eight school districts served by Keystone Learning Services or have a parent that is employed by a hosting district.  It is preferred that peer models be 4 years old on or before September 1st.  However 3 year olds will be considered.  Children must be potty trained.

Parents of peer model students are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from the school.  All children attending the pre-school must have proof of immunizations and the child health assessment required by the state of Kansas.

Children applying for peer model positions will need to be screened at a Count Your Kid In screening to verify that the child is not experiencing developmental delays.  Children must be screened by June 30, 2022 to qualify for the drawing. 

Please contact Lesa Brose at 785-876-2214 ext. 201 or at lbrose@keystonlearning.org to make a CYKI appointment or get more information concerning our peer model program.