Applications available for peer model preschool program


Seymour Community School Corp. is seeking preschoolers for its peer model preschool program at Seymour-Jackson Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year.

This program is designed to integrate typically developing peers with children who have identified educational needs.

All children engage in a variety of activities and functional routines to help them build self-regulation, social-emotional and academic skills that prepare them for their transition to kindergarten.

The overall goals of this program are to:

Provide a diverse classroom environment in which students of all abilities learn together.

Provide the opportunity for children with differing abilities to interact, learn to play cooperatively, participate in functional routines and build preacademic skills through exposure to developmentally appropriate activities.

Allow children to develop individual learning styles and to learn at their own rate.

Provide developmentally appropriate models to children with developmental delays.

Provide the opportunity to develop compassion and understanding of the diversity within the community.

Requirements include:

Children must be between 3 and 5 years old. Priority is given to children between 4 and 5 years old.

Families must provide transportation for the child to and from school.

Candidates will go through a screening process to ensure the Jackson peer model program is an appropriate fit.

There is no cost to attend this program. The preschool class runs Tuesday through Friday for three-hour sessions. The morning class will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the afternoon class will go from noon to 3 p.m.

Anyone interested in having their child participate in the typical peer program should fill out an application online in a post at

For information, call Assistant Special Education Director Marykate Helmsing at 812-522-0814 or email [email protected].

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