3 Year Old Peer Model Pre-school

(registration is no longer available for the 2018-19 school year.  Please check back in February for registration for the 2019-20 school year)

Gretna Early Education Center

The Gretna Early Education Center has added 3 year old private preschool classrooms to Gretna Elementary to meet the needs of some of our students with Special Education needs.  We are currently looking for typically developing peers to participate as peer models in these classrooms. The Center is staffed by certified Early Childhood Teachers and focuses on the unique development of young children, in accordance with the indicators of quality issued by the Nebraska Department of Education.

    The Gretna Early Education Center provides:

    •Teachers certified in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education           

    •Developmentally appropriate learning experiences

        √ allowing children to develop at their own rate of learning

        √ encouraging social interaction between 3-year-olds

        √ providing opportunities for decision-making and problem solving

        √ Active Learning--children learn by manipulation of materials

        √ encouraging natural interests and abilities

        √ enhancing a positive interest and excitement for learning

    • Low adult to child ratio

    • Access to specialists in Speech Pathology, Special Education, and Physical and/or Occupational Therapy for children with identified special needs.

    • Continuous training for staff

    • Programs for parent education and involvement

    Eligibility for all 3-year-old children in the District (3 by July 31, 2018)

    Tuition is $100 per month (class in session 4 days per week)

Registration for the 2018-2019 school term, will be from Tuesday, April 10, 2018, through Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Registration can be completed on line beginning April 10.   If the demand for a 3 year old program is high, registration for new students will be through a lottery process held after May 15, 2018.