Priority Preschool is a program for children with special needs that is offered 3 days per week, for 2.5 hours per session. Priority Preschool is provided for 3 to 5 year olds (5 after September 1st) who qualify as having special education needs. Our DLM Early Childhood Express curriculum is designed to build a child’s healthy self-concept and positive attitude toward school and learning. Children develop concrete skills through experiences with music, art, storytelling, and teacher-directed lessons that, in addition to skills development emphasize practice and reflection.
Additional services for our special education children include speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and individual educational programming in the cognitive, language, motor and social emotional areas designed to meet individual needs.
Children with Special Needs
To be eligible as a preschool special education student, the child must have comprehensive evaluations in suspected areas of delay and meet state eligibility guidelines. Bus transportation is provided and there is no tuition required. If you live in the Chandler School District and have a concern regarding your child’s developmental level please call (480) 812-6118 for assistance.