EPS Preschool

This page will answer commonly asked questions.

What is the benefit to my child of being in a classroom with 3, 4, and 5 year olds?

Children of all ages benefit from the modeling and skill level of 
older children. Older children learn compassion and empathy from 
helping younger children. Younger children learn from watching the 
skills and abilities of older students. Our classroom teachers 
are experts in differentiating lessons to meet the developmental 
levels and abilities of children across these ages.

Will my child be in a classroom with children with disabilities?

Yes....the Easton Public Schools preschool is a specialized 
program designed to meet the needs of all children, including 
children with disabilities. This model mirrors the inclusion 
practices of grades K-12. Each of the preschool classrooms 
provide an environment which fosters peers as partners in 
learning. Research has shown that including children of varying 
ability levels serves to enhance the growth and development of 
all children. Community peer children benefit from being in a 
classroom supported by specialized staff including speech/language
pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists.

Does my child need to be toilet trained?

Yes....community peer children need to be toilet trained before 
starting in the program.

What does my child need to bring to school each day?

Each child needs a backpack, change of clothing, and communication 
notebook (provided by teacher). The snack procedure varies by 
classroom and you will get more information at the beginning of the 

Is there transportation available for my child?

There is no transportation available to community peer students. 
Each school (Parkview School, Center School, and Moreau Hall) has their own drop-off 
and pick-up procedures.

Can I volunteer in my child's classroom?

Parents are often invited to volunteer in their child's classrooms. 
Some teachers have weekly volunteers while other teachers use 
volunteers for special activities. In order to volunteer, a 
completed CORI check must be on file in the main office.