Somers Public Schools
Somers Public Schools

Somers Early Start Preschool

Somers Early Start Preschool, a NAEYC accredited program, is located at Somers Elementary School. An integrated preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 who have been identified as eligible for special education services, the Somers Early Start preschool holds regularly-scheduled screenings where students who meet specific criteria are invited to serve as typically developing peer models for each class. Inclusion of children with diverse abilities is a rewarding experience for all involved.

The Preschool Curriculum Framework and Benchmarks for Children in Preschool Programs and The Preschool Assessment Framework developed by the State Department of Education provide a system for using standards in both planning curriculum and assessing children's progress that the Somers Early Start Preschool endorses. The curriculum is literacy-based and provides a framework for learning that encompasses all areas of a child's development: cognitive, social and emotional, communication and language, sensorimotor, self-help and creative expression. A multidisciplinary team comprised of a special education/early childhood teacher; speech/language, occupational and physical therapists; and paraprofessionals support the preschool curriculum.

The mission of Somers Early Start Preschool is to provide a challenging and nurturing learning environment where all children are empowered to develop their unique talents and are prepared to contribute in an increasingly more complex world.