Inclusion is part of a much
larger picture than just placement in the regular class within school. It is
being included in life and participating using one’s abilities in day today
activities as a member of the community. Inclusion is being a part of what
everyone else is, being welcomed and embraced as a member who belongs.
It is being a part of what everyone else is, and being welcomed and embraced as a member who belongs. Inclusion can occur in schools, churches, playgrounds, work and in recreation.
Johnson County Montessori Preschool was established in 1965 to encourage young children’s natural joy for learning and develop problem-solving skills they will use in the classroom and everyday life for years to come. This preschool, owned by CLO, also offers an integration program for children with special needs, especially children with autism. Here, children with special needs have the opportunity to interact, establish relationships and otherwise become part of the classroom family along with their normally developing peers.
Johnson County Montessori Preschool is located at
6800 W. 80th Street, Overland Park, Kansas, 66204 approximately one block east of 80th and Metcalf Avenue in the old downtown Overland Park district.