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1-3-18 — Early Childhood Peer Applications Begin Soon

Jan. 3, 2018 ~ Applications for the district’s early childhood peer program will be available starting Jan. 9. The fee-based program provides an opportunity for typically developing children to be integrated into the district’s early childhood special education classrooms to serve as role models for children with special needs. Peers provide positive peer interactions, demonstrate play skills, and model appropriate language and behavior for children with special needs while in the classroom setting.

Peers must live within the district boundaries and demonstrate age-appropriate skills in the areas of play, social, behavior, speech, language and motor. All peers must be independent with toileting and speak English fluently. Children must be at least 3 years old before attending, and not age-eligible to attend kindergarten.

For information and application materials for the 2018-19 school year, please email peerapprequest@olatheschools.org beginning Jan. 9. Applications will also be available at Harmony Early Childhood Center, 14030 S. Black Bob Road, Olathe.