Integrated Preschool Program

Please review the criteria below as well as the two attached documents.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Giordano at kristen.giordano@irsd.k12.de.us (302) 856-1930.

Criteria for the enrollment of model peers

Applicants must turn 4 years of age by August 31st of the enrolling year. Any applicants turning 5 years of age by August 31st of the enrolling year, he/she would not be eligible for this program.

Applicants must be a resident of the Indian River School District or Sussex County.

The number of model students selected is contingent upon the number of Howard T. Ennis students enrolled.  A one-to-one ratio is ideal. 

In order to meet the criteria of the Howard T. Ennis students’ least restrictive environment IEP requirements, model students must remain in the program throughout the entire 12 month period.

Model peers are students who are behavioral and language role models for students with severe and moderate intellectual disabilities and/or Autism.

The deadline to submit applications will be April 30
th prior to the enrolling year and testing will be held in May. You will receive a phone call to schedule testing for your child.