The Office of Student Services is responsible for the District's student population in the following areas:
Special Education Services
Fairborn City Schools provides a variety of high quality preschool experiences for children ages 3-5. The programs adhere to a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is research based and aligned to Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards. Instructional strategies are individualized in accordance with the diverse needs, abilities, interests and backgrounds of the children. Encouraging each child’s self worth is an important part of the learning process. Parent involvement is a strong focus of our program. All programs are licensed through the Ohio Department of Education. All certified staff have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education or Early Childhood Education.
Early Childhood Education Program
The FCS Early Childhood Education Program is located at Fairborn Primary School. The program provides a classroom based preschool program that is open to the community. The majority of students are typically developing with some students receiving itinerant special education services. A sliding scale is provided for families. Students who are at least 3 years of age and not eligible for kindergarten are welcome to apply. Students must be toilet trained.
The preschool class meets Monday through Thursday for 2 hours and 30 minutes, morning and afternoon. The morning session is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session is from 12:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. No classes are held on Fridays. The teacher uses this day for preschool screenings, meetings, team meetings, program planning/development, parent conferences, and staff development activities.
To enroll contact Kim Pardi at Fairborn Primary School at 937-878-8668.
Early Childhood Special Education Services
The FCS Preschool Program located at Fairborn Primary School provides special education services through both itinerant services and centerbased preschool services. Both services are free to children 3-5 years of age who qualify for special education services.
Centerbased preschool classes: Our classes include both children with disabilities and typically-developing peers. An early intervention specialist and teacher assistant are responsible for each class of children. Children from the community are invited to register per our tuition and/or sliding scale fee schedule. Typically developing students must be toilet trained. Students with special needs are enrolled after an evaluation by the Special Education Department. Related therapy services, including but not limited to, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adapted physical education and transportation are provided to children as indicated in their IEP.
The preschool class meets Monday through Thursday for 2 1/2 hours, morning and afternoon. The morning session is from 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. The afternoon session is from 12:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. No classes are held on Fridays. The teachers use this day for preschool screenings, assessments, IEP meetings, team meetings, program planning/development, parent conferences, and staff development activities.
Itinerant services: Itinerant special education services are available to identified students who are attending community preschool programs or whose parents prefer they receive services within their home. These services include, but are not limited to: direct services to the student, consultation and coaching to teachers/parents/support staff, technical assistance, and sharing of resources.
For further information
If you suspect your child may have a disability or delay, contact Betsy Spain at 937-878-3961. You will receive information and a packet to begin the screening process.
For general questions about special education services or for students transferring from another school district, contact Michele Berning at 937-878-4681 extension 48 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Jettinghoff-Special Education Supervisor Email: email@example.com
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