Manhattan Beach Preschool Special Education Department
Manhattan Beach Preschool, in Partnership with our parents and community strive to provide the highest quality full inclusion preschool experience for your child/children in a fun, safe, language rich, healthy, and creative environment. We form effective partnerships between special educators, general educators, and parents to ensure the inclusivity and success of all students in meeting their individual goals.
After a child turns three, parents can request an assessment if they believe their child may have special education needs. The process starts with a Student Study Team Meeting to determine areas of suspected disability. Children are assessed in all areas of concern to determine if the child meets one of the 13 areas of eligibility (see Ed code 56026).
If eligible for special education, the school team and family will work together to develop goals and determine the most appropriate program to meet the child’s progress.
To request an assessment, please call our hotline at (310) 318-7345 ext. 5924 and leave your information and we will send the paperwork to you.
CONTINUUM OF SERVICES OFFERED
MB Preschool Program offers a continuum of placement and services including:
SPLASH Program: For preschool aged students who are eligible for special education with Speech or Language Impairment (SLI) and who are successful in accessing age appropriate activities with a general education curriculum. This program is co-taught between a Speech and Language Therapist and a General Education Preschool Teacher.
Full Inclusion Classroom: For Preschool aged students who have goals that focus on developmental needs (e.g.; behavioral, social or pre-academic) that can be addressed within the general education preschool classroom with collaboration/consultation support from a special education teacher.
DHH Program: For Preschool aged students who qualify under Deaf and Hard of Hearing. DHH students are supported in a general education classroom with a sign language aide and a DHH teacher.
Bootcamp: For Preschool aged students who have additional “learning to learn” goals that require small group instruction from SAI staff in addition to the General Education preschool class.
SMILE (Social Management in a Learning Environment): For students who have additional needs in social/communication and/or self-regulation/behavioral skills that require additional structured support.