Amanecer is an integrated language-based preschool of 3 to 5 year olds (5 after September 1st) having special education needs. Sixty to seventy percent of each class are children that have been identified as having special education needs. The remaining thirty to forty percent of the children served have no handicapping condition and participate on a tuition basis.
Services for our special education children include: Speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and individual educational programming in the cognitive, language, motor, and social-emotional areas, designed to meet individual needs.
Planned creative experiences provide an environment which:
Develops creativity and an interest and joy in learning
Increases receptive/expressive language skills
Develops self-control and responsibility
Develops fine and gross motor skills
Introduces pre-academic skills
Encourages appropriate interaction with other children and adults
Teachers problem-solving and decision-making skills
Welcome to preschool! I am Andrea Faith, your child’s teacher. I am excited about the upcoming year we will have together.
I moved to Arizona in 2007, and live in Gilbert. Prior to that I lived in Ohio and Rhode Island. My son is three years old and is also starting preschool this year. So I am also in your shoes of having a preschooler. My parents moved to Arizona a few years ago when they retired. My brother and his family live in Ohio.
This is my tenth year of teaching! I have taught special education preschool in Gilbert all ten years. I taught at Ashland Ranch for seven years before coming to Spectrum in 2014. I have a Masters in Early Childhood Intervention from Kent State University in Ohio.