Integrated Preschool Program

The Peabody Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program was created to provide opportunities for children with disabilities to receive specialized instruction and related services within an environment that includes general education peers with developmentally appropriate social/behavioral, communication, early learning, and motor skills.

The early childhood educators utilize a thematic approach to curriculum which is directly aligned to the Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences and the Massachusetts Common Core Standards.

In addition, to the integrated classrooms our program offers classrooms designed specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who require a substantially separate program.  This full day program incorporates principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis, Video Modeling, Floor Time, and principles of sensory integration therapy. Integration opportunities are provided based on the individual needs of the child.

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA 2004) and Massachusetts special education regulations, 603 CMR 28.00, the Peabody Public School District provides screenings and/or evaluations for all children residing in Peabody, between the ages of 3-21, when parents, caretakers, and/or teachers suspect the presence of a disability.  The purpose of the evaluation is to determine eligibility for special education services. This notice applies to children residing in Peabody who attend either public or private schools. If you suspect your child may have an educational disability, please contact your child’s principal or the Special Education Chairperson for your neighborhood school.  (please see directory)