Hilliard City School District
Application Process for Peer Program in the
Special Needs Preschool Program
The preschool classes consist of both morning and afternoon sessions. The preschool calendar coincides with the Hilliard City School calendar, except for ending one week early at the end of the school year.
Enrollment is open to children of district residents and staff of Hilliard City School (HCSD) who are also district residents. The district’s preschool program is primarily designed for children with disabilities; however, typically developing children who enjoy a well-rounded, developmentally appropriate preschool class also may enroll to serve as peer role models for the students with disabilities.
Each classroom has a licensed/certified Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (Intervention Specialist) and trained teacher assistants. Classrooms have a maximum of 16 students, eight of whom have identified disabilities and 4-8 who are typically developing peers.
Hilliard City School District Preschool Program is organized to facilitate children’s development in six major areas: cognition, communication, self-help, motor skills, social and play skills, and emotional development. Curriculum objectives are met in a literacy rich, developmentally appropriate environment.
Parents of peers must provide transportation to and from school. Peers must be at least 3 years old, possess age appropriate communication, play, and socialization skills. Plus, the child must be completely toilet trained by the first day of school.
Hilliard City School District Preschool Program is a four-day a week program located at 2874 Alton Darby Creek Road. Morning hours are arrival at 8:55-9:00 and dismissal at 11:30 (Tues.-Fri.) Afternoon hours are arrival at 12:50-12:55 and dismissal at 3:25. (Tues.– Fri.)
Peer applications are accepted throughout the school year.
The application will be dated the day it is submitted. All applications stay in order of the date received. It is the date stamp on the application that determines where the child is placed on the application list.
*** Peer applications will only be accepted for children who are at least two years old at the date of the submission of the application.***
Tuition is $120 per month.
The preschool has the following age policy for peers:
Three-Four Year Old Classrooms:
All peers in the three-four year old classrooms must be 3 and 4 years old. Children with a summer birthday (June, July, August, and September) who are eligible for kindergarten the following school year will be placed in a three-four year old classroom. All three and four year old peers returning the following school year will be placed in transition classes.
All peers in the transition classes must be 5 years old when school begins or turn 5 during the school year. Peers in transition classrooms may not return for another school year.