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Special Education Preschool Program

Continuum of Supports & Services Preschool Program

Preschool specialized academic instruction targets student needs across domains to include; pre-academics, communication development, social/emotional/behavioral functioning, gross motor and fine motor development, adaptive/daily living skills, and health/medical needs. In addition to this targeted individualized instruction for students with special needs, preschool students receive general preschool curriculum exposure/education and access to typically developing peers for social/language modeling and interaction.

If your child is under the age of three and you have concerns regarding their development, please contact HOPE Infant Family Support Program or San Diego Regional Center.

Preschool Assessment - Speech & Language Concerns

If you have concerns regarding your child’s speech or language development and your child is 2 years, 9 months to five years old, please contact the speech pathologist at your school of residence to request a speech and language screening. 

It is important to know that there is a wide range of typical speech development in young children.  This chart shows at what age 90% of children can articulate the English consonants correctly. Vowels are correctly produced by the age of three. All children do not develop at the same time and in the same way, so we cannot expect correct speech from every child in the primary grades. 

Typical Speech Development 

speech chart

 

Speech & Language Evaluation Request Procedure

  • Download and fill out the Preschool Registration Packet using your computer

  • Please include the following with the Registration Packet:
    • Two different proofs of residency showing you live within our district boundaries (can be a lease, property tax statement, government correspondence, utility bill(s) or SDG&E Letter of Residence)
    • Your child’s birth certificate or passport
    • Your child’s immunization records
  • You will then email or print and submit Registration Packet to the speech-language pathologist at your school of residence.

Once the District has received and reviewed the above items, a speech-language pathologist will contact you within 15 days to go over the procedure, develop a plan and answer any questions you may have regarding the evaluation process.

Preschool Assessment 

If you have concerns regarding your child’s development and your child is 2 years, 9 months to five years old, please contact Erin Kozai at the Preschool Assessment Center at (760) 331-5632, or erin.kozai@carlsbadusd.net

Evaluation Request Procedure

  • Download and fill out the Preschool Registration Packet using your computer
  • Please include the following with the Registration Packet:
    • Two different proofs of residency showing you live within our district boundaries (can be a lease, property tax statement, government correspondence, utility bill(s) or SDG&E Letter of Residence)
    • Your child’s birth certificate or passport
    • Your child’s immunization records
  • You will then email the completed packet to erin.kozai@carlsbadusd.net or print and submit the packet to 

Magnolia Elementary School
ATTN: Carlsbad Unified School District Assessment Team
1905 Magnolia Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Once the District has received and reviewed the above items, a member of the preschool assessment will contact you within 15 days to go over the procedure, develop a plan and answer any questions you may have regarding the evaluation process.

If you have any questions about referrals, please contact the Special Education Department at 760-331-5019.