College of Communication & Information
Integrated Preschool Program
To better serve the needs of children and families in Leon County, the Florida State University College of Communication & Information is seeking your support to open an Integrated Preschool Program at the School of Communication Science & Disorders facilities.
The multi-faceted mission of this unique licensed program is to:
›› Provide high-quality services for 3- to 5-year-old children— including those with disabilities and that are dual language learners—in meaningful, play- based activities within a natural preschool setting;
›› Serve the community by addressing identified community needs, strengthening partnerships, fostering service-learning and igniting a passion for community-based scholarship; and
›› Train the best speech language pathologists and prepare them for successful careers.
Services will be offered by an integrated team of graduate students studying Communication Science & Disorders (speech- language pathology), potentially including the Education, Special Education and Psychology graduate students at Florida State University.
Interdisciplinary collaborations will provide teamwork and collaboration experience to graduate students. These collaborations will enhance student learning and development, extending beyond the academic classroom, and assist them in bridging from research to practice.
The preschool program will bring fundable research opportunities (e.g., early language and literacy interventions) for children with and without speech-language impairments.
To encourage physical activity and social interaction, a fenced-in playground will be located in the grassy area on the west side of the Warren Building.
We greatly appreciate your support to complete the preschool construction so we may offer year-round preschool services for children with disabilities, children who are typically developing and dual language learners.