Head Start provides services to all children with disabilities. These services are provided in conjunction with Peoria School District 150 and can be provided on-site or in a District 150 classroom. These services include resource, speech therapy, dual placements, occupational therapy or physical therapy.
Head Start screens all children for possible delays. District 150 follows up on referrals made from Head Start to evaluate and determine if there is a need for special services.
Head Start staff participate in all staffing and meetings concerning the child’s needs. Staff from both programs work effectively together to provide a positive, successful learning environment. Children with disabilities are included in all aspects of the program, with adaptations provided (if needed) to encourage their active participation.