Early Childhood

Carmel Clay Schools offers a continuum of services for children ages 3 to 5 who are eligible under Indiana’s special education rules.

The Carmel Early Childhood Assessment Team (CECAT) offers a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation in a preschool classroom setting. The Early Childhood Speech and Language Pathologists offer a "speech only" evaluation for those families that are only concerned with their child's speech development.  

Special Education services are provided in a variety of settings appropriate to meet the needs of each child. Developmental preschool classrooms and "speech-only" sessions are examples. Currently Carmel has Early Childhood classrooms in four of our elementary schools.  Cherry Tree, Forest Dale, Orchard Park, and Smoky Row host our youngest learners in developmentally appropriate classrooms.  

Peer Friends are "typically-developing" peers who join our classrooms to promote positive communication and relationships and have fun!  We are excited to have at least 2 peers in every classroom.  If you would be interested in your child attending as a Peer, please contact Mary Podany.

 

For additional information about what Carmel's Early Childhood program can offer click on the link below to see our updated brochure.