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Preschool Deaf Education
  • TCESC's preschool program specializes in early childhood development of deaf and hard of hearing children. It features programs and services to meet the needs of each child's Individualized Education Plan.
  • The preschool program may serve children, both with and without hearing disabilities, between 3 and 5 years old. Class size is limited to 12 preschoolers.
  • TCESC's deaf education preschool teacher is licensed in Deaf Education and Early Childhood Intervention. An educational assistant provides support within the instructional setting.
  • Students receive 20 hours per week of early childhood instruction. This includes instruction in the usage of American Sign Language and English.
  • The program's curriculum provides a foundation for kindergarten readiness. Learning centers within the classroom provide an emphasis on early literacy.
  • Speech language pathology is provided according to each students' Individualized Education Plan.
  • Audiological equipment and services, including adaptive equipment such at TTY, closed caption TV and FM listening systems, are available to all students in the program.
  • The program provides home visits as well as transition planning to kindergarten.
  • TCESC's program is licensed by Ohio's Office of Early Childhood Education and has been recognized for its full compliance with state requirements.

The program is housed in the Champion Central Elementary School. For additional information contact TCESC's Preschool, Champion Deaf Education Program, 5976 Mahoning Avenue, NW, Warren, Ohio 44483 Phone: 330-847-2302 (V.TTY)
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6000 Youngstown Warren Rd.  Niles, OH  44446-4603
Phone: 330.505.2800  Fax: 330.505.2814
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