275 Prospect Street, PO Box 67, Norwood, MA 02062
781.762.6804 Phone | 781.762.0229 Fax

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About the Preschool

Welcome to the Little Mustangs Preschool Academy! Our team of highly qualified early childhood and special education professionals is looking forward to providing your child with a rich preschool experience filled with learning through exploration and discovery. Each child will be challenged and nurtured throughout the school year and we are looking forward to working with your child this year.                     

The LMPA is an early childhood program for children living in Norwood that will be turning 3 or 4 years old by August 31th. Most of our classrooms are “integrated.” These classrooms provide a safe environment that is designed to meet the needs of children with and without disabilities in the same setting. In the classroom, children may participate in small group or one-to-one sessions to develop speech, language, gross motor or fine motor skills. Depending upon each student’s particular needs, these sessions may occur in the classroom, therapy room, on the playground or in a small group setting.  All of our classrooms use principles based on Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). ABA is a method of teaching which uses systematic reinforcement and simple language.  It provides multiple opportunities for errorless learning for continual successful skill acquisition throughout the child’s day.

Classroom instruction is differentiated in all of our classrooms.  This means we deliver instruction at a variety of levels, based on each child’s needs, in order to ensure that all students have opportunities for enrichment. Our teachers capitalize on the peer partner models by providing opportunities for academic learning and discovery though social interactions. Peer partner programs enable all children involved to learn and discover at their own developmental rate. Children in our integrated classrooms learn to develop empathy and understanding for individual differences in others.

In addition to our integrated preschool classrooms, we also have a PACS classroom.  The PACS (Practical Application of Curriculum and Skills) classroom addresses students with more significant communication, sensory integration, socialization and cognitive concerns.  Specialized small group instruction in the areas of speech and language, occupational therapy and physical therapy are included into each child’s program. Consultations of these services are provided on a regular basis to integrate these specialized services throughout each school day.  The classroom operates on the theory of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).  A BCBA supervises the classroom and the programs.

In addition to these two types of classrooms, some children who have been identified with a disability may attend small group or one-to-one sessions with one or more therapists through a related service model. These children may not require a preschool classroom, but rather participate in short, often weekly therapy sessions.  These children may have a weakness in one specific area but are able to access the curriculum independently in a private community preschool setting.

 

Pick Up/ Drop Off Procedures

  • Enter the Savage Center form Prospect Street.
  • Park on the right side of the parking circle in one of the marked parking spaces.
  • Walk your child across one os the pathways to his/her teacher's designated door (door 23 or 24)
  • Hand your child off to his/her teacher or classroom aide.
  • Return to your car and exit counter-clockwise through the circle.
  • Exit back onto Prospect Street.

PLEASE BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS WHEN EXITING THROUGH THE CIRCLE. Stop for parents and students who are crossing in crosswalks and only proceed when these is a break in pedestrian traffic.

Door 23: Ms. Lisa -- Room 6     Mrs. Bailey-- Room 8                     

Door 24: Ms. Elena-- Room 1   Ms. Lauren-- Room 3   Ms. Keri--Room 4   Mrs Tolman-- Room 5