The Jones Early Education Center is a standalone school. The Jones Early Education Center (EEC) is a DESE/ECC mandated program designed to meet the educational needs of students identifies through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) eligibility process for students ages 3 through 5 years old.
Integrated Classrooms: There are currently three integrated preschool classrooms which cohere to the mandated student ratios of 7 special education students, 7 peer model students, and one at risk student per classroom per session. The integrated classrooms offer special education services for the eligible students based upon individualized needs identified through the IEP process. The peer model students pay for the sessions as parent’s deemed appropriate. The Jones EEC offers 2 day, 3 day am session, and 2 day or 4 day afternoon sessions. The current staffing ratios are within compliance to regulations with 1 Teacher: 15 students:1 paraprofessional. The district does provide a second paraprofessional for full classrooms. The students have a full-range access to services as determined through the IEP Team Process.
Self-Contained Classroom: The Therapeutic Learning Center I (TLC) is a self-contained classroom for students with diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum. These students require intensive programming with a higher staff to student ration due to the significant needs of the students. The students have the ability to attend full day and full week programming as determined through the IEP process.
Transition Classroom: The district has developed a Transitional Pre-school classroom to meet the educational needs expressed by the parents of Stoughton. This classroom is targeting the students who miss the birthday cut-off to attend the district Kindergarten program. This is designed to allow student to prepare their minds and bodies for the rigor of a full day academic classroom. This classroom will adhere to the class size ratios of 1 teacher: up to 20 students: 1 paraprofessional as mandated by the ECC. This classroom is self-funded based upon tuition revenue. If the enrollment drops the classroom will be eliminated due to lack of funding.
The special education students may receive Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and/or Physical Therapy based upon the needs determined through the IEP process.
Community Classroom: The district developed a pre-school classroom for typically developing students who are four years old and will be transitioning to Kindergarten at the West School for the following school year. This classroom is designed to target the pre-readiness skills academically, socially and emotionally for the students. This is designed to allow student to prepare their minds and bodies for the rigor of a full day academic classroom. This classroom will adhere to the class size ratios of 1 teacher: up to 20 students: 1 paraprofessional as mandated by the ECC. The program is funded through the Title One grant. If the building is no longer available the program will close.
All of the students in the classrooms have access to Adapted Physical Education (APE), and Sensory Motor therapy.