Hearing Role Models
Cleary School for the Deaf is currently accepting applications for typically developing children without hearing loss to attend the integrated preschool classes. These classes consist of children with and without hearing loss, with the goal to prepare all children for kindergarten. Research shows that most of what children learn in the classroom is learned through listening. Our program, which follows a developmental model, focuses on developing strong listening and language skills as well as the kindergarten readiness skills necessary for future academic success.
The preschool programs consist of 3-year-old classes and 4-year-old classes. Both programs run Monday through Friday from 8:45 to 2:30. There are usually only a few openings in each program. All children will be screened for speech and language skills, academic readiness skills and behavior. Those children who best fit the needs of the class will be accepted. There is a 3-month trial period to ensure that placement is appropriate for both the child and the school.