Inspire Kids is dedicated to developing each child’s life-long love of learning. Inspire Kids currently operates four preschool sites in Goshen, Newburgh and Monroe. Each year, the preschool enrolls approximately 250 children placed with us by their local school districts’ Committees on Preschool Special Education for school year and summer programs. The children experience a variety of developmental delays or challenges, and receive special education and supportive therapies and services according to an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Related services that Inspire Kids provides include speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, play therapy, family counseling, and the services of Teachers of the Blind & Visually Impaired.
The evaluations are a comprehensive examination by qualified personnel of the child’s strengths and needs in order to determine levels of functioning. This will give the school district’s committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) the information necessary to determine if the child is eligible for preschool special education services.
Golden Apple Preschool
The Golden Apple Preschool, located within Inspire Kids, is open to the general public and offers half-day inclusionary preschool classes for typically developing children between the ages of 2 ½ and 5 years. The children learn within integrated classroom settings in which children with typical and special needs together benefit from an early education curriculum of learning, play and social skills.