Amanacer Programs in Gilbert
The Amanacer preschool program is going to be critical in providing intervention services for children with developmental delays. These children will be entering the Gilbert Unified School District without the benefit of early intervention services, recently eliminated due to budget cuts. The school district will be tasked with making up for lost time, which will be expensive. The savings the state ‘created’ by eliminating these programs, will simply be added to the school budget in the form of an increased need for special education resources. So- where does the early intervention begin? It begins with the Amanacer Preschool Program within the Gilbert Unified School District-Special Education Services
What is the Amanacer Program?
According to the Gilbert Unified School District Web site:
Amanecer preschool is a blended program that educates children 3-5 years old with special education needs in classes with typically developing children. Our staff includes early childhood special education teachers, paraprofessionals, and related services staff.
Amanecer Preschool strives to offer children an opportunity to develop in an environment planned with their physical, mental, social and emotional needs in mind. Planned creative experiences provide an environment which:
Develops creativity, interest and joy in learning
Increases receptive/expressive language skills
Develops self-control and responsibility
Develops fine and gross motor skills
Introduces pre-academic skills
Encourages appropriate interactions with other children and adults
Teaches problem-solving and decision-making skills
For additional information please call (480) 497-3461.
Special Education Placements – Weekly Screenings
Gilbert Public School’s Amanecer Preschool provides early intervention/special education services to 3 to 5 year old children with developmental delays in any or all of the following areas: motor, sensory, social, speech/language, cognitive or adaptive behavior development. This is determined through formal assessment procedures.
If you live in the Gilbert Public School district and have questions regarding your child’s development, please all 480-497-3461 for a screening application.
Tentative Program Locations
Ashland Ranch • Augusta Ranch • Boulder Creek • Burk • Canyon Rim
Carol Rae Ranch • Gilbert Elementary • Greenfield Elementary • Harris • Highland Park
Houston • Meridian • Neely Traditional Academy • Oak Tree • Patterson • Pioneer • Playa del Rey
Sonoma Ranch • Spectrum • Towne Meadows • Val Vista Lakes
Children with delays are eligeable for the Amanacer Program by the age of 2 1/2 years old. The sooner contact is made with the Gilbert Unified School District, the better.
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