Exceptional Education Preschool  
  • preschool 
It takes a community to raise a child. 

Hamilton County Schools has 18 Developmental Learning Programs (D.L.P.s) that are housed within district schools that are geared to meet the needs of those preschool children who warrant a comprehensive developmental program. In addition, Hamilton County contracts with Signal Centers. Speech and language services for preschool children determined to be eligible and requiring only speech/language therapy are available at every elementary school. Our D.L.P. programs are staffed with trained teachers and assistants to provide services in the areas of early academic readiness, self-help, communication, and the social/emotional domains to facilitate the acquisition of developmentally appropriate skills and prepare them for kindergarten.

 Programs Sites:
Apison Elementary 
 Battle Academy
Daisy Elementary
 East Brainerd Elementary
 Harrison Elementary
Middle Valley Elementary
Nolan Elem 
Ooltewah Elementary
 Orchard Knob Elementary
Red Bank Elementary
Rivermont Elementary
Signal Centers 
Snow Hill Elementary
Soddy Elementary
Spring Creek Elementary
Westview Elementary
Wolftever Creek Elementary

For additional information regarding the assessment process for preschool-aged children, visit the PALS tab under Assessment Services.

Documents & Links

Developmental Learning Programs Handbook (D.L.P.)

National Association for the Education of Young People
The NAEYC is an organization which promotes excellence in early childhood education. Resources related to learning and development are geared towards families and educators alike.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
NICHY is a national information center that provides information on a variety of disabilities impacting students from birth to age 22. Many resources are also available in Spanish.

NOTE: Links to websites outside the Hamilton County School System website are provided as a source of information that might be helpful when considering a student's educational needs. Links to these websites do not imply endorsement of those sites by the Hamilton County Department of Exceptional Education.