Syracuse:
5820 Heritage Landing Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone: (315) 701-1107
Fax: (315) 701-1131
Radisson:
8282 Willett Parkway
Baldwinsville NY 13027
Phone: (315) 857-0800
Fax: (315) 857-0803
Oswego:
10 Burkle Street
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: (315) 342-4600
Fax: (315) 342-9599
Fulton:
706 South 4th Street
Fulton, NY 13069
Phone: (315) 887-5250
Fax: (315) 887-5251
Pulaski:
20 Castle Drive
Pulaski, NY 13142
Phone: (315) 298-5070
Fax: (315) 298-3986
Watertown:
16783 Ives Street Road
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 788-5377
Fax: (315) 788-5373
Inclusion Preschool FAQ


Little Lukes provides high quality childcare and recognizes the need to provide families with additional, educational information. Please take a moment to review our Frequently Asked Questions, or choose from a selection below.

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  1. What age child can qualify for Inclusion Preschool?
  2. How do I get my child into Inclusion Preschool?
  3. Who will conduct the evaluation?
  4. What is the CPSE?
  5. How soon will I know if my child is eligible for services?
  6. What is an IEP?
  7. What types of services might the CPSE recommend?
  8. Can Little Lukes provide the services?
  9. Are the professionals working with my child licensed or certified?
  10. Is this an academic based program?
  11. Will my child be challenged?
  12. What will my child do during the day?
  13. Does my child have to eat the lunch and snack that you provide or can he/she bring in her own?
  14. How do you safely administer medication?
  15. How structured is your program?


1. What age child can qualify for Inclusion Preschool?
Children ages 3 to 5 years.
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2. How do I get my child into Inclusion Preschool?
If you have concerns about your child's development, start by calling your local school district to refer your child for an evaluation. An evaluation is required to determine eligibility and which services are needed.
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3. Who will conduct the evaluation?
Professionals at the evaluation include a school psychologist and either a special education teacher, or a physical, occupational or speech therapist based on your area of concern.
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4. What is the CPSE?
The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) includes educators and administrators from your local school district, a county representative and a parent representative. The committee creates education plans for children with special needs and the child's parents are included as a member of the committee.
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5. How soon will I know if my child is eligible for services?
After the evaluation, the team sends a summary to the child's parents, the CPSE administrators and the county representative. The CPSE will schedule a meeting with the child's parents to discuss the type and intensity of services that are needed. Next, they create an IEP to outline the services that will be provided.
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6. What is an IEP?
The IEP is an Individualized Education Program, a detailed plan of you child's goals and objectives and the necessary programs and services to meet those goals. It is reviewed at least once each year and you may request this document at any time.
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7. Are the therapists working with my child licensed?
The CPSE may also recommend a special education preschool classroom, half day or full day. Some programs are integrated with typically developing children, others are segregated for only children with special needs. The CPSE may also recommend therapy services, which may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy. These services may be provided during the preschool day.
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8. Can Little Lukes provide the services?
You may choose Little Lukes from the list of approved service providers. We offer full day and half day inclusion preschool programs. Our in-house team of Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapists may provide recommended services during your child's preschool day.
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9. Are the professionals working with my child licensed or certified?
Our certified special education teachers provide group instruction for preschool children. Our licensed therapists provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services as outlined in the child's IEP.
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10. Is this an academic based program?
Our program includes reading, math, science, and writing. Your child's early education is the foundation for future success and life long skills.
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11. Will my child be challenged?
We recognize that not all children develop at the same rate. For that reason, we implement programs to accommodate the variety and diversity of each individual. Our programs challenge each child through interaction, activities, and various materials to meet your child's needs.
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12. What will my child do during the day?
Your child will participate in a wide variety of well-planned, developmentally appropriate activities. For example, a typical day will include an art experience, time to work with puzzles or toys that will encourage fine motor development, music activities, outdoor games and play to encourage gross motor development, science experiments, and story time. Your child will also have designated time for quiet activities, and free play. The teacher will provide guidance and support during these activities to encourage normal development. We also focus on helping your child form friendships and develop a healthy and happy self-image through socialization, personal awareness and communication skills. To view a sample program schedule click here.
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13. Does my child have to eat the lunch and snack that you provide or can he/she bring in her own?
We discourage children bringing their own because we provide nutritious, well-balanced, lunches and snacks. We encourage children to try a taste of each food unless they are allergic to the food. We never force children to eat and we never use food as a reward or punishment. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons (no appetite, illness, etc.) children are not hungry and we respect this. We can accommodate children with dietary restrictions, including gluten free diets.
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14. How do you safely administer medication?
We require authorization from the parent and physician (prescription label serves as this on prescription drugs). A medicine log is kept and only designated individuals can administer medication.
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15. How structured is your program?
Preschool programs are highly structured. Teachers follow a posted classroom schedule.
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