Since 1991, the Thorne School has offered the Language Enrichment Preschool Program (LEPP), designed for children with identified speech and language difficulties.
The program is designed for children who often attend a traditional morning preschool but with their identified speech and language needs they benefit from the added experience of a language based afternoon curriculum to address and strengthen their receptive and expressive language abilities as well as support their social language, play and early literacy skills.
The program is staffed by a head teacher, an assistant teacher/speech therapist, a speech language pathologist, and an undergraduate assistant. To meet the children’s special language needs, the student-teacher ratio is about 3:1.
Directed by Bev McDonell, the LEPP meets from 12:30 to 3:15 p.m., with 3-year-olds attending Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and 4-year-olds attending Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons.
"Thorne school met the kids where they were, rather than expecting them to be somewhere else developmentally." —Preschool Parent
Hours and Fees for 2017-18 LEPP
|Mon., Tue., Thu.||12:30-3:15 p.m.||$9,850|
|(Tuition $5,000. *Speech $4,850)|
|Wed., Fri.||12:30-3:15 p.m.||$8,350|
|(Tuition $3,500. *Speech $4,850)|
|*Speech based on $130 per week x 36 weeks|
Parents interested in the Language Enrichment Preschool Program should contact Bev McDonell by email (email@example.com) or at 610-526-7633
Stacy Collins is the assistant teacher/speech-language pathologist in the Language Enrichment Preschool Program. She has her M.S. in speech pathology from Eastern Illinois University. Stacy has worked with young children for more than 20 years, focusing on speech and language development. firstname.lastname@example.org • 610-526-7633
email@example.com • 610-526-7633
firstname.lastname@example.org • 610-526-7633