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The Preschool at The Scranton School is grounded in the belief that all children are individuals who learn in their own way and at their own pace.

We believe that parents are a vital part of the learning process and that children learn best through developmentally appropriate education experiences. Play is the most important process through which young children learn – from each other as well as from role models, both hearing and deaf.

Our all inclusive communication environment allows for barrier free communication. We offer instruction in American Sign Language (ASL), Spoken English, and Sign-Supported English, depending on the students’ needs.

Our teachers and support staff are specifically trained to work with Deaf and hard of hearing children:

  • Teachers of the Deaf and Classroom Aides.
  • Speech Language Pathologists who provide individual and group therapy inside and outside the classroom.
  • Audiologists to provide auditory testing and cochlear implant/hearing aid support.
  • Additional Support Staff: Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, School Psychologist, Mobility Therapist, and a Vision Specialist.

Our curriculum is aligned with Pennsylvania State standards. It is a year-round program with scheduled breaks in June and August.

Small class sizes allow for individualized, child-centered instruction in spacious, child-friendly classrooms. Modular learning centers and thematic-based materials promote learning through play and support the development of vocabulary and language.

Parents and families play a very important role in each child’s education. We offer parental support and opportunities for family involvement through a variety of programs and workshops throughout the year.

We invite you to visit The Scranton School and meet our staff and students.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact:

Mr. Kevin McDonough
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children