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Student Services

Welcome to the Epping Preschool Homepage 

 The Epping District Preschool is an integrated Preschool that addresses the development needs of children with and without disabilities ages 3-5.  Our program is currently located at our SAU Office at 213 Main Street, Epping, NH 03042.   Our preschool program includes both typically developing students (fee based) and students on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). 

Under the leadership of our Preschool Coordinator, Katie Buchanan, the preschool staff includes NH State certified Early Childhood/Special Education Teachers, Speech & Language Pathologist, School Psychologist, Occupational and Physical Therapists; and paraprofessionals. 

Children are referred to the preschool  by parents, physicians, early childhood educators, Early Supports and Services agencies, and others if they have any developmental concerns.   The information provided is reviewed, and any additional information needed is gathered to determine the need for a developmental assessment.  Once completed, a determination of eligibility is made.  If you suspect your child age 3-5 may have an educational disability and may qualify for special education, contact Ms. Buchanan to schedule a screening for your child.  

Please note that we are not a universal public preschool program in that we have limited spots for peer model children in our program.  Spots fill up quickly, so if you are interested in putting your child on our waiting list, please complete a form (see link to Preschool  Application) and send it in as soon as possible!  Enrollments are completed in late April/early May for the following fall.  We accept children onto our waiting list for future years as well as the current year.  Please contact Katie Buchanan, our Epping Preschool Special Education Coordinator  at 679-8003 or email her at  kbuchanan@eppingsd.org

The primary goals of our program are to:

  • Develop each child’s pre academics/ academics and independence/social skills to the highest potential for each child. 
  • Enhance each child’s ability to participate in the most beneficial educational environment.
  • Provide parents with the opportunity to build skills and confidence in working with and for their children by promoting and sharing information and ideas
  • Prepare our children to function at an age appropriate level by the time they reach kindergarten.

Resources: 

NH Early Learning Standards