Early Childhood Special Education
The purpose of the Early Childhood Special Education program is to provide early intervention services to children aged 3-5 (who are not yet kindergarten eligible) who exhibit severe developmental delays. These delays are addressed through an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Special Education Preschool Classrooms
Classrooms of approximately half children with special education needs and half serving as peer models. Student needs are met through individualized specially designed instruction within the classroom setting. Sessions are four half-days per week.

Specialized Programming for Severe Communication Delays
Structured learning environment for children exhibiting severe delays in communication. Peer models are integrated based on individual student needs. Sessions are four half-days per week.

Community-Based or Itinerant Services
Special education and/or related services delivered in the child’s existing daycare/preschool in the Gardner Edgerton school district boundaries or in a small group of students with similar needs at a district elementary school. These services are usually provided once or twice per week, but vary depending on student need.

Peer Model Program
Children with typically developing skills serve as peer models for children with special education needs in the Early Childhood Special Education preschool classroom. Peers must meet specific criteria and space is limited.

Parents as Teachers
Family supports and services for children birth to three years old. Includes direct supports for families and children as well as community groups and activities (i.e., potty training groups, play groups, etc.).


Administrative Offices
231 E. Madison Street (physical address)
P.O. Box 97 (mailing address)
Gardner, Kansas 66030
Phone: (913) 856-2080