ABOUT THE PEER MODEL PROGRAM

  • Early Childhood logo The Peer Model Program provides an opportunity for typically developing children to be integrated into our Early Childhood Special Education classrooms to serve as role models for our children with special needs.

     

    Peer Model students provide positive peer interactions, demonstrate play skills, and model appropriate language and behavior for children with special needs while in the classroom setting.

     

    A Peer Model student must demonstrate age-appropriate skills in the areas of play, social, behavior, speech, language and motor. Additionally, all peer models must be independent with toileting and speak English fluently. Children must be at least 3 years old before attending, and not be age-eligible to attend kindergarten.

     

    We have a limited number of slots available for Peer Models. We begin accepting applications in December for the following school year. Enrollment continues through the year as slots are available.

     

    PEER MODEL PROGRAM ENROLLMENT

    The Blue Valley Early Childhood Peer Program is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year.

     

    Placements timeline for the 2019-20 school year:

     

    December 12 - 2019-20 application open for new peers
    February 12 - all new applications received as of that date will be randomized and placed in available spots
    After February 12, available spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. If you have any difficulty using the online application, please contact Sheryl Weigel at (913) 624-2912.

     

    Families will be notified by email of Peer Model Placement the week of February 28. Thank you for your patience while we work to ensure the best placement for all children.

     

    PEER MODEL APPLICATION INFORMATION

    Families applying during January and February will be notified by the end of February. Remaining applicants will be placed on a first come, first served basis.

     

    A fee of $12 per day will be assessed for all Peer Model Students (FEE SUBJECT TO CHANGE). Families will pay a portion of this fee upon acceptance into the program and the remainder is paid in monthly installments August 2019 - March 2020.

     

    Peers can enroll at any time in the school year as spaces are available. Peers must be at least 3 years old, but not age-eligible to attend kindergarten, must be independent with toileting, and must speak English fluently.

     

    If there are any questions or a printed application is needed please contact the Early Childhood Special Education Program.