From the Principal
Peer Model Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now being accepted! Click on "Forms" below and select Peer Model Application 2022-2023 to download an application that must be submitted to Maria Szarek at Central Office.
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are SO excited for another year full of learning, exploring, playing, and growing!
LEAPS is housed inside of Redwood Elementary School and is an Integrated Preschool meaning we serve both students with disabilities (SWDs) and without disabilities (Peer Models) within our classrooms. We serve approximately 140 students ages three to five. All of our Integrated Classrooms are the 8+8 models meaning 8 SWDs and 8 Peer Models. All of our teachers hold at least a Bachelor Degree and several have Master's Degrees as well. All of our teachers are Licensed Early Childhood Intervention Specialist with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). LEAPS is also falls under the ODE guidelines for Preschools and we are 5 Star rated through Step Up to Quality. Each of our classrooms also has two paraprofessionals which means for every 16 children we have three adults working with them. Our related service providers (physical therapist, occupational therapist, occupational therapist assistant, and speech therapists) also are in and out of classrooms quite often.
Our program runs Tuesday through Friday and, since we are part of Avon Lake City School District, we follow the District calendar. Students are either enrolled in the morning session (9:00-11:30am) or the afternoon session (12:30-3:00pm). The tuition for the program is $1250 for the entire year plus there is a yearly $60 fee for LEAPS. There is a 10% discount on the tuition if it’s paid in full prior to the start of the school year. There is also a payment plan that can be set up if that is more feasible. Peer Models must be fully toilet trained and need transportation to and from LEAPS.
Our small class sizes and variety of instructional strategies enable our students to realize their unique potentials while exploring their environment and developing in many areas as they prepare for kindergarten.
Please don't hesitate to contact LEAPS if you have any questions or concerns. We are excited to meet all of our new families.
Family Resource Links
Ohio Guidestone is a community solutions organization. We offer a unique blend of behavioral health treatment services, skill building programs and prevention opportunities for children and families.
Connecting for Kids is a nonprofit with a mission of providing education and support for families with concerns about their child. We serve families in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties with children under the age of 13 by providing programs and support for families as well as through educational campaigns.