The School of Hope provides a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of children, ages 3-5 years, who have been determined to have a disability. The local school district is responsible to assess and evaluate referred children and provide preschool options for eligible children. The School of Hope Preschool is one of Sandusky County’s options. Typically developing peers attend class with those children identified as having a disability or delay.
Preschool classes offer individual and small group instruction in the areas of fine motor, grossmotor, self-help, cognitive, language, and socialization. Related services offered include speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and adapted physical education. We also have a full time nurse for children with medical needs.
Our preschool was recently awarded the Step Up To Quality 5-Star Rating by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Step Up To Quality recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed preschool licensing and school age child care licensing health and safety regulations. Step Up To Quality program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.
All preschool staff are certified by the Ohio Department of Education.