Monona Grove School District Early Childhood Program
Monona Grove School District offers a range of options for Early Childhood Programming for children experiencing delays in their development. We are excited to share that there are opportunities for peer model participation in our early childhood programs. These programs are facilitated by early childhood staff who specialize in promoting growth and development in young children in all developmental areas and building school readiness skills and behaviors. Other staff such as Special Education Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational or Physical Therapists may also support in the classrooms. The daily schedule and environments resemble that of a structured preschool classroom setting, providing opportunities for a story time, fine and gross motor activities and social interactions. Our class sizes will be variable and may have up to 12 students.
We are currently seeking 3 year old typically developing peers to join in our Early Childhood Programs for the upcoming school year. Early childhood peers will naturally provide social experiences and engage in age appropriate learning opportunities while gaining empathy, leadership, communication and social readiness skills within our environment. Our early childhood children with delays will benefit from experiencing more authentic interactions with a larger variety of same age-peers and role models. Through this learning environment, children with and without disabilities learn and develop together, benefitting from each other socially, emotionally, academically, and behaviorally.
Early Childhood Program at Taylor Prairie School
Our program at Taylor Prairie School meets for approximately 3 hours, three mornings per week. Our students have opportunities to participate in all school-wide events and activities as well as specials, such as library and physical education.
Early Childhood Playgroup at Winnequah School
Our program at Winnequah School meets for approximately 90 minutes, two afternoons per week.
In order to be eligible as an early childhood peer, children need to be 3 years of age on or before September 1st of the school year to participate. They must be able to take care of all their toileting needs and be mostly independent in their daily living, dressing, and feeding skills. They must speak fluent English and be able to use their verbal communication skills to effectively communicate their wants and needs. Early learning peers should be comfortable interacting and playing with a diverse range of children. Families are required to arrange transportation to/from the program for their child. Families must complete all Early Childhood Peer Application procedures and Monona Grove School District enrollment procedures, before participating in the Early Childhood Programs. Families will be also asked to include a payment of 15 dollars to cover materials. Expected start date for peer models during the 2016-2017 school year will be January 3rd, 2017.
If you are interested in having your child participate in an Early Childhood Program as a peer model, please complete the online Peer Model Application.
If you are concerned about your child’s development or your child has a disability and may be eligible for an Early Childhood Program, please complete the Request for Early Intervention Support Form.
If you need assistance in completing any form, need information communicated in a different way, or have further questions please call Christa Macomber at 608-316-1908.