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Pre-K Neighborhood Peers Program


What is The Neighborhood Peer Program About?

The Peer Model Preschool Program is part of the Johnston Public Schools Special Education Early Childhood program which serves preschool children with developmental delays. We are excited to offer openings for typically developing children, 3 1/2 to 5 years old, to participate in an enriched learning environment focused on developing communication and language, social, self-help, motor and cognitive skills. Early literacy and math skills are emphasized and align with RI Early Learning & Development Standards. Peer models also learn leadership and helping skills by modeling appropriate play and communication for their classmates with developmental delays.
For more information about:
Peer Model Preschool at Graniteville School:
401-231-8790 x2500
Child Outreach Screening:
401-231-8790 x2502

Our Preschool Program

Each class is integrated to include students with disabilities and typical peers from the community!
Our preschool curriculum is aligned with the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS) and provides:
  • Specially designed instruction
  • Opportunities for learning within the context of a structured predictable routine
  • Collaborative work with family and related service providers in the areas of:
        Approaches to Learning
        Social & Emotional Development
        Language Development & Communication
        Physical Health & Development
For more information about RIELDS, please visit:
Eligibility for the Neighborhood Peers Program
  • Johnston Resident (proof of residency required)
  • Toilet trained
  • Updated Immunization Records
  • Birth Certificate
  • A child must be at least 3.5 years of age. All eligibility requirements must be completed and submitted to the school.
For Child Outreach Screening information, call 401-231-8790 ext. 2502
Where Does the Peer Program Take Place?
Graniteville School
6 Collins Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Age Requirement
at least 3.5 years old by September 1st
School Times
AM Session-8:15-11:00
PM Session-11:45-2:30
$200.00 per month
5 Half Days per week
Monday- Friday
Transportation available (See FAQ)