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Bright Beginnings Preschool / Washington County Preschool

 

Your school district, in collaboration with the Ohio Valley Educational Service Center and the Bright Beginnings Preschool, offers a wide variety of preschool services.

Bright Beginnings Preschool  (administration office)
128 E. 8th Street
Cambridge, OH 43725
740-435-0320 phone
740-432-5048 fax

Washington County Preschool  (administration office)
1338A Colegate Dr
Marietta, Ohio 45750
740-373-6669 phone
740-376-5809 fax

The Bright Beginnings Preschool offers services in many different areas:
*   Center/Socialization classes
*   Home visits
*   Teacher visits
*   Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Services, and Nursing  (Nursing Services are not available at Washington County Preschool)

Children who enter our program can be referred by:
*   Parents
*   Physicians
*   Other Preschools
*   Head Start
*   Early Intervention Services
*   Child Care Providers
*   School District Personnel

After the Bright Beginnings program is contacted, a play based screening is conducted.  The screening will indicate if further testing needs done in the following areas:
*   Speech and Language
*   Movement
*   Getting along with others
*   Hearing
*   Vision
*   Self-Care Skills
*   Thinking and Problem Solving

If your child qualifies in any of these areas, they may receive special education services provided by the Bright Beginnings Preschool staff. There is limited space available for children who do not demonstrate delays.

Specialists that may be seeing your child for testing are:
Speech Therapist - speech / language
Preschool Psychologist - thinking and problem solving, getting along with others
Occupational Therapist - fine motor skills ( drawing, cutting, writing, sensory skills )
Physical Therapist - gross motor skills ( balance and coordination )
Nurse - screening of referrals, health related services.

 

HOW LONG DOES ALL THIS TEST TAKING TAKE ??

The sooner we get written permission from you to test your child, the sooner we can begin testing.  Once we receive your written permission, to test your child, it can take up to 90 days to finish all the testing. Usually, the testing is done within a month or two, but it may take longer depending on how many children we have to test.

When the testing is complete, the Bright Beginnings staff will schedule a meeting to go over the testing results. If your child shows a delay, the team (of staff and parents) will write an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), that will be used with your child during the school year.

 

 

WHAT IS MY ROLE AS A PARENT IN THE TESTING PROCESS ??

As a parent, you know your child better than anyone. We are here to provide support to you and your child. It is very important that any paperwork sent to you be filled out and returned as soon as possible.

 

 

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION ??

Guernsey County
Carmen Feldner, Special Needs Coordinator, 740-435-0320 ext.247
Wanda Hockenberry, RN, Intake Specialist  740-435-0320 ext.255

Noble County
Gary Johnson, Special Needs Coordinator,  740-435-0320 ext.248
Wanda Hockenberry, RN, Intake Specialist  740-435-0320 ext.255

Monroe County:
Gary Johnson, Special Needs Coordinator, 740-435-0320 ext.248
Wanda Hockenberry, RN, Intake Specialist  740-435-0320 ext.255

Washington County:
Lynne Beros, Early Childhood / Special Ed Supervisor, 740-374-5873 x. 19
Erica Wiley, Referral Coordinator, 740-374-5873 x. 20