- Last Updated: 22 October 2021 22 October 2021
Services for the Sioux Falls School District’s earliest learners are now housed in a new location at 2205 N. Career Avenue – the former New Technology High School Building. Birth to Three, preschool screening, and Early Childhood/Head Start staff are pleased to have more space as they take over the first floor of the building on the campus of Southeast Technical College. The space is used for assessing child development and making recommendations for a student’s future preschool programming.
The Early Childhood Special Education Program provides an individualized approach to instruction for children birth to school age. The child must demonstrate a developmental delay or disability to be eligible. Developmental skills are pre-tested and post-tested to show gains while in the program. The program stresses
- Concrete, manipulative, and sensory teaching methodologies, including movement.
- A sequenced developmental approach to learning.
- Home visits to develop activities in the home routine to support learning.
- The belief that parents can help reinforce learning in the home and school, a parent/school partnership.
The second floor of the building will be used for additional SFSD meetings and training space and will be known as “The Learning Lab.”