Preschool teachers that teach in a public preschool setting work with a significant amount of students with special needs. There are significant benefits from special needs students being exposed to a school environment at an early age, not just from the therapies provided by the institution, but also by the structure the school setting can provide. Teachers and administration play a vital role in preparing special needs students for the grade school classroom. The research based curriculums, structures, and classroom routines all play a role in the development of special needs children. By students with special needs attending a public preschool such as Headstart, they are provided with goals and teachers are able to actively measure their progress on a weekly basis. Preschool for special needs students is an incredible support to students and sets them up for long-term success in school.

Keywords: preschool, Headstart, public school, special needs, preschool teachers.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2019

Senior Project Advisor

Mr. Scott Douglas

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

Document Type