Welcome to Helping Hands Preschool
HELPING HANDS PRESCHOOL
“Proud to be the Youngest Bee”
Helping Hands Preschool is located within Eliza Northrop Elementary School, 950 East Reagan Parkway, Medina, OH 44256
***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applications for peer models are currently not being accepted. Please call 330-636-4606 if you have any questions.***
Helping Hands Preschool is an integrated preschool program. The program provides mandated preschool services to children 3 to 5 years of age with disabilities and offers a developmentally appropriate preschool experience for a selected number of typical peers.
No more than twelve children are enrolled in the classroom during any one session. Each classroom provides an integrated balance of children with disabilities and their typically developing peers. One teacher and one classroom assistant are in each of the six classrooms currently in operation. Additional staff support may also be provided based on student needs.
All public school districts are required to locate, identify, evaluate, and provide free and appropriate education to children ages 3 to 5 years of age who have been determined to have a disability.
A disability would be in one or more of the following areas:
Communication, Hearing, Motor Function, Emotional/Behavioral,
Vision, Cognitive or Adaptive Behavior.
Deficiencies in these areas must have a negative impact on normal development and not be due to environmental factors.
If you have a child, age 3 to 5, whom you suspect may have a disability in one or more areas listed above, please complete these three steps:
Step 1 Contact Julie Crew by email: CREWJ@medinabees.org
Please include the following information:
1) Student first and last name
2) Student date of birth
3) Home address
4) Parent(s)/Guardian(s) first and last name(s)
5) Parent(s)/Guardian(s) phone number(s) and email address
6) Reason for referral/developmental concerns
Step 2 Registration Gateway
Click on this Registration Gateway icon to Pre-Register as a New Student.
Step 3 Print out and complete this Referral Packet
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For Registration questions, please call 330-636-3100
(MISSING DOCUMENTS WILL RESULT IN A DELAY)
Our Evaluation Staff will be in touch with you by phone and/or email after completed packet is returned to Registration.
For questions other than registration, please contact Julie Crew:
PEER MODEL REGISTRATION INFORMATION***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applications for peer models are currently not being accepted. Please call 330-636-4606 if you have any questions.***Peer Registration begins on February 3, 2020. Forms will be accepted in the Northrop Office.
Peers should be between the ages of 3 to 5 years old and should have reliable skills in the areas of communication, behavior, and socialization.
If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling as a PEER MODEL, please click on the following link for the TWO PAGE 2020-2021 Peer Application Form: PEER APPLICATION FORM
This form should be completed in full and returned to:
Helping Hands Preschool, Attn: Julie Crew
950 Reagan Parkway, Medina, OH 44256
You will receive a notification if you are accepted into Helping Hands Preschool.
After you are notified of acceptance, you will need to complete the online Registration Gateway (click on image)
After your Registration Gateway is completed, you will receive an appointment time to complete the registration process at the MCS Board Office, 739 Weymouth Road. You will need to bring your child's birth certificate, proof of residency, your driver's license, and custody papers (if applicable). Missing documents will result in a delay of the process. There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee due at your appointment time.
Helping Hands for peers is a tuition-based preschool and transportation is the responsibility of the parent.