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The Preschool Disabled Program

The Preschool Disabled program is designed for children from ages 3-5 years of age who have a significant delay or special need in one or more of the following areas: speech and language, motor, cognition, social/emotional, vision, hearing or physical. There is a wide range of developmental levels and abilities among the children. The staff is made up of a Special Education teacher, a speech/language pathologist, and classroom aide support. Occupational therapy and physical therapy are provided to those children who are in need of these related services; speech and language therapy is integrated throughout the day. 

The children participate in a consistent daily routine designed to promote active learning and exploration and to encourage them to make choices and decisions throughout the day. They work with materials that have been selected to provide experiences with a variety of readiness, motor, language and social activities. They work with the adults individually and in groups.  Our developmental approach enables the educators to identify the child’s level of readiness and need; the educators can then provide experiences which give the opportunity for the child to exercise and extend merging abilities, and to reinforce existing strengths. 

The program is housed at Broad Street School and runs from 9:00-12:30 daily. 

The Greenwich Township Preschool Disabled Program utilizes The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This curriculum is scientifically researched based, approved by the New Jersey Department of Education, and aligned with the New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards. The Creative Curriculum provides hands-on learning with best practices for developmentally appropriate activities.

The Curriculum is based on developing positive interactions with young children, social-emotional competence, constructive, purposeful play in all learning centers, and a print rich learning environment to foster language and literacy development through play. Instructional strategies are adapted to the range of ages, abilities, and learning styles of each student.

Our curriculum identifies goals in four areas of development:

Social/emotional:  to help children develop independence, self-confidence, and self-control; follow rules and routines; make friends; and learn what it means to be part of a group.

Physical:  to increase children’s large muscle skills – balancing, running, jumping, throwing and catching – and to use the small muscles in their hands to do tasks like buttoning, stringing beads, cutting, drawing, and writing.

Cognitive:  to acquire thinking skills such as the abilities to solve problems, to ask questions, and to think logically – sorting, classifying, comparing, counting, and making patterns – and to use materials and their imagination to show what they have learned.

Language:  to use works to communicate with others, listen to and participate in conversations with others, understand the purpose of print, recognize letters and words, and begin writing for a purpose.

If you have questions about your child’s development, some of the information below may be of assistance:

Tracking Your Child’s Milestones

For more information about our program, please review our brochure below:

Online Brochure - PRESCHOOL DISABLED PRGRAM

For more information about our Preschool Disabled program, please contact us at (856) 224-2160. 

A child’s early years are a crucial period of learning and development.

The Greenwich Township School District Preschool Disabled program cares for each child in ways that are appropriate to his or her age and level of development – helping them build a strong foundation for learning and growth.

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Greenwich Township Board of Education

415 Swedesboro Road

Gibbstown, NJ 08027

Phone: (856) 224 - 4920 ext. 2120

Broad Street

Greenwich Township Broad Street Elementary School

255 West Broad Street

Gibbstown, NJ 08027

Phone: (856) 224-4900

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Nehaunsey Middle School

415 Swedesboro Road

Gibbstown, NJ 08027

Phone: (856) 224-4920

About GTSD

The Greenwich Township School District is a preK-8 school district located in beautiful Gibbstown, NJ. Students in grades prek-4th grade attend Greenwich Township Elementary School aka Broad Street School. Students in grades 5 - 8 attend Nehaunsey Middle School.