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        Emmett Early Childhood Special Education Preschool
    400 S Pine Street
    Emmett Idaho 83617
    Screening dates: 
     August 30-31, 2021
     December 13, 2021
    April 11-12, 2022  
    Emmett School District #221 conducts Preschool Screenings for children 3-5 years old. Your child must already be 3 years old to be screened. The screening assists in identifing children who may demonstrate developmental delays in one or more of these areas:
    thinking ability
    speech/language concerns         
    self-help skills      
    social skills         
    motor skills    
    emotional concerns
    other concerns
    If you live in the Emmett School District and you have concerns about your child, please contact the Special Education secretary, Debbie Kimball, at 208-365-5971 to make an appointment for screening. Alternately, you may call 208-365-4791 to schedule an appointment. Teachers may be in meetings, please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will contact you for an appointment. You may also call the Butte View secretary, Stephanie Kelley, 208-365-4691.
    Thank you,
    Miss Kim and Miss Melanie
    ECSE Preschool Teachers
  • 2021-2022 School Year Important Dates:

    Open House: September 7, 2021

    First day of Preschool: September 8, 2021

    Parent Play Day (Last day of PM Preschool): May 11, 2022

    Graduation (Last day of AM Preschool): May 12, 2022


    *Students weekly schedules will be based on their Individual Education Plan needs developed by the IEP team.


    AM CLASS (4 and 5 year olds)

    Students will attend 1-3 days per week based upon individual needs.

    Hours: 8:50-11:45 *Early Release Wednesday 8:50-11:15 

    Breakfast: Please fill out the free/reduced form. AM students will eat breakfast to start the day. If your family does not qualify for free/reduced meals, you may send breakfast with your child (packaged and disposable items, no items that need to be cleaned and returned home; i.e. cereal/toast in a baggie, yougurt w/plastic spoon, granola bars, etc..) or pay for the school breakfast. Full price Elementary breakfast is $2.00 per day. Reduced Elementary breakfast price is $ .30 per day. You may pay online, see District webpage.

    Snack: The preschool provides a small snack before departure. We appreciate any snack donations. We celebrate student birthday's with singing and a special snack. Parents are welcome to send in their child's favorite treat.


    PM CLASS (3 and 4 year-olds) 

    Students will attend 1-3 days per week based upon individual needs  

    Hours: 1:00-3:40 *Early Release Wednesday 1:00-2:25

    * Lunch is NOT served for the PM session. Please make sure your child eats before coming to school.

    Snack: The preschool provides a small snack before departure. We will be serving individually packaged snacks at this time and water will be provided in disposable dixie cups. We appreciate any snack donations. 




    The Individual Education Plan team, including parents, will determine what is needed for each student based on his or her needs. The team will take into account the number of skills to be taught and how much time per day, week, or month is needed in order for the student to meet their goals. Students schedules will be determined based on their needs.

    The ECSE Preschool team is here to help children and their families discover their educational potential as they begin their academic career.



    • 2 packages wipes for cleaning hands and faces
    • 1 hand sanitizer
    • 2 boxes Kleenex
    • 1 box quart baggies
    • 1 Spiral Bound Notebook
    • Package of 2 Glue Sticks (preferrably Elmer's Disappearing Purple)
    • 1 container Clorox Wipes 
    • Backpack
    • Change of clean clothes kept in backpack
    • Diapers/pull-ups, additional wipes, and 1 box disposable latex gloves size medium kept at school (if your child is not yet toileted trained)


    • 2 packages of baby wipes (for cleaning faces and hands)
    • 1 hand sanitizer
    • 2 boxes of Kleenex
    • 1 box sandwich baggies
    • 2 Glue Sticks (Elmer's Disappearing Purple) 
    • 1 Container Clorox/Sanitizing Wipes
    • Backpack 
    • Clean change of clothes kept in backpack
    • Diapers/Pull-ups, additional wipes, 1 box disposable latex gloves size medium to be kept at school (If your child is not yet toilet trained)


     *If you are unable to provide any/all items, please contact the Special Education Secretary, 208-365-5971





About Our Program:


    Classroom Teachers and Assistants:

    Miss Kim: Special Eduation Teacher

    Miss Melanie: Special Education Teacher

    Miss Kerri: Classroom Assistant

    Miss Amy: Classroom Assistant


     Additional Preschool Team Members: (services provided per student's IEP)

    Speech/Language Therapy Services  

    Occupational Therapy Services 

    Physical Therapys Services


    About the ECSE Preschool Classroom:

    Circle Time includes calendar, stories, music and movement.

    Table Activities encourage sitting in an assigned seat and participating in activities such as coloring, building with blocks, imaginative play with manipulatives and activity mats.

    All students (AM & PM) will participate in small learning groups, rotating through a pre-math, pre-literacy, art (fine motor practice), and a speech/language group. Each group is 15 minutes. We give the students an audible "ding, ding, ding" and they line up to move to the next group.

    We have a Sensory Room for indoor play that includes a merry-go-round bicycle, slide, mini-trampolines, mats for jumping and tumbling, a play dome with tunnel, balls, basketball hoop, as well as trucks and cars for floor play.

    Classroom play areas: House Area, Trains, Cars & Trucks, Legos, Waffle Blocks, Match Box Cars with garage and ramps, Dinosaurs, Blocks, Treasure Box, Bean Table, Art with painting easel, Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head and puzzles, Playdough, Doll House, and a STEM area with magnets, gears, and ball roll & ramp table.

    Each classroom has a SMARTBoard and the students are taught how to use it appropriately. It is utilized for handwriting practice, attendance, as well as academic instruction as a support to our curriculum.

    General Daily Schedule (Flexible and subject to change)

    AM Class:

    • Arrival 
    • Breakfast & Toileting*
    • Table Activity
    • Circle Time
    • Small Learning Group Instruction
    • Free Play Choice and/or Sensory Room & Toileting*
    • Smart Circle and Handwriting Without Tears Instruction
    • Snack & Toileting*
    • Departure
    • *Toileting is not limited to scheduled times

    PM Class:

    • Arrival
    • Sensory Room & Toileting*
    • Small Learning Groups
    • Free Play & Toileting*
    • Circle Time & Table Activity
    • Snack & Toileting*
    • Departure
    • *Toileting is not limited to scheduled times