Academics

Preschool

Lexington’s preschool program helps children develop a lifetime love of learning. Our sensory- rich curriculum focuses on language and communication, social-emotional and cognitive skills.
Learning to communicate is a vital part of a deaf child’s early education. Our classrooms utilize spoken language, speech-reading, auditory processing and sign language based on the child’s needs. Children are encouraged to use an amplification system - hearing aids, FM systems and/or cochlear implants. All preschool classrooms are equipped with a FM system for sound amplification.

Each classroom utilizes a research-based approach, Thinking Maps, to support learning. Thinking Maps are visual patterns linked to eight specific thought processes. By visualizing their thinking, children create concrete images that support critical and creative thinking.

Preschool students receive either individual and/or group speech therapy each week. Audiological evaluations and services are available from our on-site audiologists in the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center.

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  • Preschool Overview

    The school days start at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:35 p.m., Monday through Friday, from September through June. There is a six-week, full-day summer school program in July and August.
    • Each classroom is staffed by a certified Master’s level teacher and assistant teacher
    • Small class size with 6 to 8 children per class
    • Free bus transportation
    • Breakfast and lunch provided
    • Tuition-free (funding is provided by the student’s home school district)
    • On-site school nurse
  • Family Resources

    Learning is a collaborative effort between the teacher, the child and the family. Lexington offers a number of resources to help parents support their child’s development.
    • Free parent workshops
    • Back-to-School Night, parent-teacher conferences and open houses
    • Discounted fees for Lexington’s sign language classes
    • Networking with other parents through Lexington’s Parent Staff Association
  • Parent Handbook

  • Special Services and Classes

    The preschool education program is enriched by the following special services and classes:
    • Weekly art, dance, physical education, library and technology classes
    • Multisensory sight-touch-sound room
    • Field trips
    • Indoor gross motor room and outside playground
    • Occupational and physical therapy as needed
    • Counseling and play therapy as needed

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the Preschool Program, please contact:

Catrina Zowak

Supervisor, Early Childhood Education
E-mail: czowak@lexnyc.org
Voice: 718-350-3244
Videophone: 917-477-3656
Fax: 718-350-3278