Therapeutic Preschool

Full-day services Monday-Friday with extended drop-off and pick-up hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Our Therapeutic Preschool is a high-quality, nationally accredited preschool for children with and without disabilities. The core features of our Therapeutic Preschool reflect evidence-based practices for effectively supporting young children and their families in an inclusive and individualized learning environment. We provide a classroom experience specifically designed to support each child’s unique physical and developmental need.

Individualized instruction is the cornerstone of our early intervention classrooms. Our teachers and therapists have advanced degrees and years of experience in providing learning opportunities to maximize each child’s potential. We maintain a 1 to 4 ratio in all our classrooms to ensure we provide the level of support and accommodations needed for each child. Additionally, therapists join the classroom team to provide a holistic experience specific to each child’s goals and plans.

Only here, will families find full-day services with five therapies available for integration into the child’s daily routine. Our Therapeutic Preschool operates year-round with multiple enrollment options, including full-day preschool, half-day preschool, or part-time preschool.

Enrollment Options

  • Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Children are able to attend based on their individual needs
  • Our program offers a five-day, year-round inclusive setting for children of all abilities including typically developing peer models
  • Preschool enrollment is open to children 1 year – 5 years of age
  • Head Start and Early Head Start options

Peer Model Preschool Program

The Peer Model Preschool program is a critical element to the overall development of all children within our Therapeutic Preschool.  Peer models are typically developing children that provide positive peer interaction, demonstrate play skills, and model appropriate language and behavior for children with special needs while in the classroom setting.  As part of this program, peer models will develop communication and language, social, self-help, motor and cognitive skills, as well as acceptance and compassion among all.  Our teachers use standardized assessments and an approved curriculum to ensure our Peer Models are meeting age appropriate outcomes while supporting kindergarten readiness.
The Peer Model Preschool Program follows the enrollment options of our Therapeutic Preschool.

Therapy Services

As part of our holistic approach, we offer five therapy services available for integration into each child’s preschool routine.  Our certified team of therapists will work with the child in the classroom and in one-on-one therapy sessions.  Each therapist works with the child’s teacher to develop a plan that is followed throughout their day to maximize individual therapy.

Therapy options include:

  • Autism Services – ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy

Let our experienced team meet with you to schedule a tour and determine which preschool option is best for your child and your family’s needs. Click here to take the next step for your child.

Our Therapeutic Preschool is licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and is recognized by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a private school. It is accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and CARF International.

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