Preschool Program

IMG_0883.jpg

Forest Rose School’s Pre-School program provides free and appropriate educational opportunities and services to preschool children with special needs. Pre-school students who are typically developing are also enrolled in the program as social and communication models, and to encourage inclusion and understanding of people with disabilities. The pre-school program is in session Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Eligibility

Children between three and five years of age who reside in Fairfield County and have a documented disability in one or more areas of development are eligible for the program. Forest Rose School’s pre-school is one of the placement options on a continuum of services for pre-schoolers in the county.

Services

The preschool offers a curriculum based on developmentally appropriate practices with the Early Learning Content Standards embedded. Areas of focus are sensorimotor, communication, social-emotional, cognitive, self-help, and pre-academic readiness. The children are provided many opportunities for self-expression through creative activities. Related services offered through our program that may be specified on a child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program) are: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Adapted Physical Education and Transportation.

All teachers and teacher assistants are certified and licensed by the Ohio Department of Education. The preschool program is funded by local levy dollars, state and federal funds.

Intake

If you suspect that your child has delays with their development, you must first contact your local school district to request an evaluation.

  • Fairfield County Educational Service Center (represents Amanda -Clearcreek, Bloom-Carroll, Liberty Union, Pickerington, and Walnut Township School Districts): (740)653-3193
  • Fairfield Union Schools: (740) 653-3193
  • Berne Union Schools: (740) 746-8341
  • Lancaster City Schools: (740) 687-7360
  • Canal Winchester Local School District (614) 837-4533
  • Southwest Licking Local School District: (740) 927-3941

Referrals may be made by parents, physicians or others who are knowledgeable about your child’s present levels of functioning. Most districts screen children first before obtaining the parent’s permission for a full multi-factored assessment. Evaluations and services are provided at no cost to families. Once eligibility for services is established, our program may be considered as a placement if it is the setting which would best meet the child’s needs.   The School-Age Program is funded by local levy dollars, state and federal funds.

Contact

For information or tours of the Forest Rose School Preschool Program contact:

Jodi Blais
Director of Educational Services
Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities
(740) 652-7225 - Office
jblais@FairfieldDD.com 

For Transportation information please call: 740.652.7228


FOREST ROSE SCHOOL


Forest Rose School provides a free and appropriate educational program for students from 6-22 years of age with multiple disabilities or Autism. It is a fully chartered public school. We are proud of the positive relationships we have with the local school districts in Fairfield County. The School-Age Program is in session Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 3 pm.

Forest Rose School provides a curriculum based on functional living skills and life experiences. In addition to academic development, students participate in Adapted Physical Education with their classmates and may receive individualized attention in Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Vocational Services.

Contact

For information or tours of the Forest Rose School, contact:
Jodi Blais
Director of Educational Services Fairfield County Board of DD
(740) 652-7225 - Office
jblais@FairfieldDD.com

Eligibility

Placement at Forest Rose School is determined by the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, consisting of the parents, local school district staff and a representative of Forest Rose School.

Services

Along with a curriculum based on functional academics, special instruction is given in practical skills for living in the community and home as well as training in vocational skills. Forest Rose School promotes the understanding of sensory integration difficulties and offers a Snoezelen environment for students and access to a therapeutic pool. Our team of highly skilled professionals includes:

  • Highly qualified Special Education Instructors
  • Adaptive Physical Education Instructor
  • Behavior Support Specialist
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Speech- Language Pathologists
  • Resource Room Instructor
  • Music Therapist

Contact

For information or tours of the Forest Rose School, contact:
Jodi Blais
Director of Educational Services Fairfield County Board of DD
(740) 652-7225 - Office
jblais@FairfieldDD.com

Contact
For information or tours of the Forest Rose School School Age Program contact:

Jodi Blais
Director of Educational Services
Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities
(740) 652-7225 - Office
jblais@FairfieldDD.com


Therapy Services

Forest Rose School provides a curriculum based on functional living skills and life experiences. In addition to academic development, students participate in Adapted Physical Education with their classmates and may receive individualized attention in Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Vocational Services.

Contact

For information or tours of the Forest Rose School, contact:
Jodi Blais
Director of Educational Services Fairfield County Board of DD
(740) 652-7225 - Office
jblais@FairfieldDD.com