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Preschool Special Ed

The South Central Ohio Educational Service Center (SCOESC) preschool intervention program provides comprehensive preschool services for 3-5 year olds to ten local school districts. These services range from integrated center-based classrooms that address the individual needs of each child to services delivered to children with disabilities in the child’s natural environment. These services are provided by a staff of certified early childhood intervention specialists, licensed speech/language pathologists, and physical and occupational therapists.

The SCOESC preschool program serves students who live in the following districts: Bloom-Vernon, Clay, Green, Minford, New Boston, Northwest, Valley, Washington-Nile, and Wheelersburg in Scioto County and Manchester Local School District in Adams County.

Center-based integrated classrooms are currently located at Bloom-Vernon Elementary, Minford Elementary, Stanton Primary, Northwest Elementary, Portsmouth West Elementary, Valley Elementary, and Manchester Elementary.

Program Philosophy
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  • We believe that the parents are the most important people in their child’s life. They serve as the child’s advocates, teachers, and caregivers. Since families have personal knowledge regarding their children, we trust their judgment about their needs and believe that parents and professionals must form an active partnership in educational planning.
  • We believe that a child with special needs/disabilities is always a child first. Therefore, the same learning principles apply to all preschoolers and occur in a widely diverse and interactive way.
  • We accept the National Association for the Education of Young Children philosophy that, “Learning in young children is the result of interaction between the child’s thoughts and experiences with materials, ideas, and people. These experiences should match the child’s developing abilities, while also challenging the child’s interest and understanding.”
  • We believe that all children learn from one another and that each child can develop respect for one another’s unique individualities.
  • We believe that early childhood services should help children develop a secure foundation of skills, attitudes, and habits in order to prepare them for their next environment.
Contact
Sarah Rice
Program Supervisor
740-354-0237
sarah.rice@scoesc.org  

Jodie Wheeler
Secretary
740-354-0223
jwheeler@scoesc.org  

Denise Bodmer-Booker
Itinerant Teacher
dbooker@scoesc.org

Cassie Carver
Itinerant Teacher
cassie.carver@scoesc.org  

Stephanie Schaefer
Occupational Therapist
sschaefer@scoesc.org

Stephanie Bailey
Speech Pathologist
stephanie.bailey@scoesc.org  

Crystal Newman
Occupational Therapist
crystal.newman@scoesc.org  

Katie Jones
Speech Pathologist 
Services

522 Glenwood Avenue
New Boston, OH 45662
Phone 740-354-7761
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