Exceptional Children » Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Preschool Enrollment Requirements

Children must meet the following criteria to be enrolled in the preschool program:

  • Become 4 years old on or before Aug. 31st.
  • Live in the Thomasville City School District
  • Meet qualifications under NC-PREK guidelines, Title One or Exceptional Children’s laws and procedures.
  • Have a birth certificate, health assessment, immunizations and proof of residence completed and on file by Sept. 30th.

Classroom Activities and Curriculum

The preschool program at Thomasville Primary uses the Creative Curriculum, which aligns with Foundations: NC Early Learning Standards.  Our philosophy is based on Developmentally Appropriate Practices for preschool children.  This includes an emphasis on all areas of development:

 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT – Students will improve expressive and receptive language skills. 

 COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT – Students will be exposed to math, literacy and writing concepts. 

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL SKILLS – Students learn how to interact appropriately in a variety of learning centers as they share and play cooperatively with peers. 

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT – Students will improve gross and fine motor skills in a variety of movement activities.  

Opportunities for family members to participate at school include:

  • Classroom visits-to volunteer or observe
  • Eating lunch with your child
  • Attend school events such as P.T.A., Family Fun Night, the Book Fair, Multicultural Night
  • Parent/Teacher conferences

The Preschool Special Needs Service Delivery

1.  The Preschool Special Needs Classroom, located at Thomasville Primary School, is a component of the Exceptional Children’s Program designed for students ages 3-5 with special needs.  The students follow a preschool curriculum based on the NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development, according to their Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s). This developmentally appropriate curriculum capitalizes on the child’s current capabilities, and modifies activities by providing materials and tasks that increase in complexity as the child gains new understanding and skills.  A multi-sensory approach to instruction is utilized in the classroom setting with the use of visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile stimulation techniques. Health related services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language therapy are provided.  Transportation is provided by Thomasville City Schools.
 
2. Preschool Itinerant Services are provided to children who meet specific criteria based on NC Exceptional Children’s guidelines. The needs of these children can be met in their home, daycare, or service provider location.

PROGRAM HOURS

 

Preschool operates on a school day schedule which is 7:30 a.m. – 2:05 p.m. Your child will be considered tardy at 7:30 a.m. Children may arrive at 7:05 a.m. and go to the gym until 7:15 a.m

 

The Preschool Special Needs Program  These services include the following:

  • Screenings
  • Evaluations
  • Speech and/or Developmental Therapy sessions
  • Resource materials
  • Consultations with Families, teachers, and child care providers

All services are at no cost to the parents.