Helping Hands Preschool is designed to prepare children in the Medina City School district ages 3-5 for Kindergarten, integrating children with identified developmental delays or disabilities with peer role models. Classes are staffed with a certified early childhood intervention teacher and paraprofessional(s) focused on developing problem solving and communication skills with a framework supporting social emotional development. Our goal is to provide a positive early learning experience.
A peer model is a student age 3-5 who demonstrates age-appropriate language, behavior and social skills and does not have special needs. Peers need to be toilet-trained by their first day of preschool. High-quality programming focuses on Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards in preparation for kindergarten.