Guidelines for Identifying Typical Development Peer Models

Last Updated: 4/16/2021 1:31 PM

Guidelines for Identifying Typically Development Peer Models 

The enrollment process is different for children with special needs compared to the process for peer model students.

Typically developing (TD) children are accepted into the preschool program to serve as role models to other children. Requirements include:

  • Child must be 3 to 4 years of age. Students who turn 5 prior to August 1st are not eligible for enrollment in Learning Steps Preschool as a typically developing peer role model. However, they are eligible for kindergarten enrollment.
  • Child must be potty trained
  • Transportation may be the responsibility of the parent(s)


Rates for Typically Developing Children

The cost for typically developing children to attend Learning Steps Preschool is $35 per day, Monday-Thursday full days.


Here are some guiding questions that may help parents understand which enrollment process (peer model or possible special needs) applies to them.

Your child will be a good peer model if:

  • He/she plays nicely with other children.
  • He/she will follow one- and two-step directions such as, put your shoes away and hang up your coat.
  • He/she is able to say the names of common things such as ball, table, door, and blocks.
  • He/she speaks in full sentences such as, “I want a cookie.”
  • He/she is able to say these sounds correctly when talking: p, b, m, t, d, n, k, g, and f.

Additional Info

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