The Mercer Island School District offers special education services to preschool children three to five-years of age. The services are designed to provide support to children with a documented disability who reside in the Mercer Island School District attendance area. If your family is living in a temporary situation on Mercer Island you may contact us to attend a screening.
Upon referral, the preschool team will determine if screening or further evaluation is necessary. Services are provided for students that qualify. For more information regarding the preschool, please see the Special Education Preschool Program Description.
Who is eligible: Eligibility is determined by meeting qualifying criteria in at least one of the following areas: communication, cognition, social-emotional, adaptive, and/or motor. Mercer Island School District offers regularly scheduled, free developmental screenings for children age 3-5 years old. These screenings, called CHILDFIND, provide an opportunity for early childhood professionals to look at your child's development and compare it to other children their age. We can also assist you in arranging for screening of babies and toddlers under 3 years of age in cooperation with Boyer and Kindering. If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.
For more information please contact: Allison Seielstad, Preschool Coordinator and Preschool Psychologist, 206-275-0677
Enrollment in the special education preschool requires a completed student registration packet (see link below). Completed packets should be returned to Pam Baumler
at the MISD Administration Building, 4160 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island. Pam can be reached at 206-236-3329.
Teacher Websites: Sydney McCready | Carole Azose