Can my child go to a special education preschool?
Special education preschools are kindergartens or daycare centres with a special education programme. There is a considerable focus on language, as well as on your child's social, physical and creative development. The children play games, draw, sing, play outside, listen to stories and talk about them with each other.
Special education preschool is intended for all children aged 2.5 to four years. Following the birth of your child, you will attend the well-baby clinic (consultatiebureau) at your local Parent and Child Centre (Ouder- en Kindcentrum, OKC). The doctor or nurse will also talk to you about your child's language and other development. If there is a chance that your child might have a language deficiency, you will receive a special education preschool indication during the visits at 11, 14 or 18 months of age. The OKC can provide you with information about the special education preschools in your area. Children with such an indication will attend special education preschool for four part days a week. Children with no such indication, can attend preschool for two part days a week. Would you like more information? Please click here.