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Developmental Preschool

The Creighton School District Developmental Preschool provides special education services in a caring and nurturing environment for preschool aged children with developmental delays. 

Eligibility
If a child demonstrates delays, during the play-based screening, the early childhood special education evaluation team will further assess the child in five developmental domains; communication, motor, adaptive, cognitive, and social-emotional. If a child is then found eligible for services, an Individual Education Program (IEP) is written to address the needs of the child and s/he is offered placement at one of our Developmental Preschool classes.

To determine whether your child is eligible for Developmental Preschool, and to schedule a screening contact Dr. Holly Asher Drinen at (602)381-4600 or email hasherdrinen@creightonschools.org

Screening Dates: 

August 28, 2019

By appointment only

September 25, 2019

By appointment only

November 6, 2019

By appointment only

December 11, 2019

By appointment only

January 15, 2020

By appointment only

February 26, 2020

By appointment only

April 1, 2020

By appointment only















Ages Served
We serve 3, 4, and 5 year old students. 

Days, Times and Locations
The program operates 4 days a week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays) and is 3 hours with an A.M. and P.M. option for families. The time of the program is determined by location. Locations and times include: 

Loma Linda School
2002 E. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Time: 7:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. 
     11:40 P.M. - 2:40 P.M. 

Larry C. Kennedy
2702 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Time: 7:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. 
     11:40 P.M. - 2:40 P.M. 

Gateway School
1100 N. 35th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Time: 8:10 A.M. - 11:10 A.M.
     12:20 P.M. - 3:20 P.M. 

Wiliam T. Machan School
2140 E. Virginia Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time: 8:10 A.M. - 11:10 A.M.
     12:20 P.M. - 3:20 P.M. 

Papago School
2013 N. 36th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Time: 8:10 A.M. - 11:10 A.M.
     12:20 P.M. - 3:20 P.M. 

Transportation
Transportation is provided for eligible students who live within the district boundaries. 

Cost
The Developmental Preschool is FREE for eligible students. 

Program Details
The Developmental Preschool provides a full range of services including therapies and classes designed to meet the developmental needs of each student based on their Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Additional Opportunities 
An additional placement option for preschool special needs students is the district's full-day (6hrs) Grant Funded Preschool Program. Special needs four-year-old preschoolers who meet the grant requirements (reside in the 4 zip codes, are 4 years old by September 1st and meet the income eligibility criteria) may be placed in the Grant Funded Preschool Program. Contact Dr. Holly Asher Drinen to see if your child qualifies at 602) 381-4600 or email hasherdrinen@creightonschools.org

 

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