Oxford Public Schools offers a Peer Model Program as part of the Oxford Preschool. This is an exciting educational opportunity for selected preschool children. The Preschool Program is located at Quaker Farms School and is looking for three and four year old children to participate in the preschool classroom as role models for their peers with special needs. In order to be considered, students must be 3 or 4 years old and be an Oxford resident.
The Oxford Preschool is an interdisciplinary, language / literature / motor / play-based program whose curriculum is based upon the CT Early Learning and Development Standards for its design and planned activities. We see the role of teachers as supporters of development and, as such, our role is to promote active learning for all students. Our goal is to provide an appropriate learning environment incorporating both early childhood special education and developmental preschool programs, to prepare all children for the greatest opportunities for educational success. We understand that our children learn best through self-initiated activity; therefore, our learning activities reflect this philosophy. Children selected as role models will participate in an age appropriate curriculum that will foster cognitive and social growth to promote development and independence.
We are accepting peer models provided they are 3 years by the first day of the start of school and have passed our screening. Applications must be received by the end of March for our April peer model screening with the preschool team. Children will be selected based on strong language skills and appropriate social/peer interactions. Decisions will be based upon screening. Tuition and transportation costs are as follows:
3 Year Olds (M-Th)
9:00AM - 11:20AM
4 Year Olds ( M-F)
12:30PM - 3:20PM
The application is available online below. Please fill out the application and email it to: Marilyn Gotshall OR mail the application to Oxford Public Schools, Pupil Personnel Services, 462 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 OR Please call 203-888-7754 x1111 for further information.
Sparkler is an evidence-based, mobile family engagement platform available in English and Spanish which is working with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and 211 Child Development to help all Connecticut families of 0 to 5 year olds.
Tracking tools designed to monitor children’s social-emotional, cognitive, communication, and physical development, including the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®.
Content that helps parents/caregivers support their children’s learning and development. Sparkler has a library of 1500+ play-based learning activities developed by early childhood educators and is adding more all the time.
Messaging tools to give parents/caregivers advice and support.
Please visit Connecticut's Play Sparkler page to learn more.