Placement can occur throughout the school year.
Montesano School District Preschool is an inclusive program consisting of Community, ECEAP and Special Education components. Two sessions of preschool are from 8:20 - 10:50 a.m. and 12:00 - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and follows the Montesano School District school calendar. To enter into this program a family/student must qualify through one of the following options:
- Two day a week Developmental preschool for 3 year olds with qualifying developmental delays or significant medical conditions.
- Four day a week preschool for children age four with qualifying developmental delays or significant medical conditions.
- Four day a week preschool for qualifying low income four year old children. Limited slots available.
- Two day a week, fee based preschool for community four year old children. Limited slots available.
Screenings can take place at anytime during the school year.
Child Find is the process for identifying, locating and evaluating all children with disabilities, aged birth to 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services.
Montesano School District provides developmental screenings to children between the ages of three and five to identify possible delays in language, motor, cognitive or social-emotional development. Additionally, IDEA requires that homeless preschoolers and all homeless children
be included in the “Child Find” process for early identification of special education needs. If you have questions or concerns about your preschooler's development, or to refer a child for evaluation, contact Child Find at the Student Services Office 360.249.2114.
Free Developmental Screenings are offered every year in the spring for enrollment the following school year. Watch for dates in the local newspaper and the district website at www.monteschools.org
Transportation is provided for low income and developmentally delayed