Forest Rose School’s Pre-School program provides free and appropriate educational opportunities and services to preschool children with special needs. Pre-school students who are typically developing are also enrolled in the program as social and communication models and to encourage inclusion and understanding of people with disabilities. The pre-school program is in session Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Children between three and five years of age who reside in Fairfield County and have a documented disability in one or more areas of development are eligible for the program. Forest Rose School’s pre-school is one of the placement options on a continuum of services for pre-schoolers in the county.
The pre-school offers a curriculum based on developmentally appropriate practices with the Early Learning Content Standards embedded. Areas of focus are sensorimotor, communication, social-emotional, cognitive, self-help, and pre-academic readiness. The children are provided many opportunities for self-expression through creative activities. Related services offered through our program that may be specified on a child’s IEP. (Individualized Education Program) are: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Adapted Physical Education and Transportation.
All teachers and teacher assistants are certified and licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.
If you suspect that your child has delays with their development, you must contact your local school district to request an evaluation.
Fairfield County Educational Service Center (represents Amanda -Clearcreek, Bloom-Carroll, Liberty Union, Pickerington, and Walnut Township School Districts): (740)653-3193
Fairfield Union Schools: (740) 653-3193
Berne Union Schools: (740) 746-8341
Lancaster City Schools: (740) 687-7360
Canal Winchester Local School District (614)837-4533
Southwest Licking Local School District: (740) 927-3941
Referrals may be made by parents, physicians or others who are knowledgeable about your child’s present levels of functioning. Most districts screen children first before obtaining the parent’s permission for a full multi-factored assessment. Evaluations and services are provided at no cost to families. Once eligibility for services is established, our program may be considered as a placement if it is the setting which would best meet the child’s needs.
For information or tours of the Forest Rose School Preschool Program contact:
Director of Educational Services
Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities
(740) 652-7225 - Office
For Transportation information please call: 740.652.7228