Sutter Park is the home to Worthington City Schools' Early Childhood Program for children with special needs and typically developing children. We currently have 14 "half-day teachers" who have up to 12 students in a morning class and 12 students in an afternoon class. Half of their students have been identified with special needs and half of their students are typically developing peers who serve as role models in the program. Our 3 year-olds and early 4 year-olds attend the morning classes and our later four year-olds and 5 year-olds attend the afternoon classes. We also have 2 "half-day teachers"" who have up to 4 special needs students in their classrooms but no typically developing peers. This program is now called Foundations. Students are placed in the Foundations program based upon the needs identified in their IEPs.
If you are interested in the Head Start Program, which is also located at Sutter Park, please CLICK HERE for more information.
Do you have concerns about a child within your home that is between the ages of 3-5 that currently DOES NOT attend Sutter Park or participate in the Worthington Early Childhood Program? Are you worried that they are not growing in an area or areas of development (this could include speech/communication, gross motor, fine motor and pre-academic skills)?
If so, please reach out to our Intake Coordinator, Frederica Stupka, at 614-450-4900 and she is more than happy to answer some of your questions.
The Worthington Early Childhood Program is committed to providing an inspirational environment and positive outcomes for children and their families. We will create learning opportunities for boys and girls, based on research and best practice, which contributes significantly to building the strong foundation for future learning.
We had a wonderful night at our Curriculum Night this year! We had about 100 adults participate in learning how to help best support their child in the area of behavior, communication, sensory, home routines or play. Parents walked away with tips, strategies and even items to help incorporate the strategies into every day life outside of school! Thank you to all of the parents that participated and gave us feedback! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
If you would like to read or print out resources from Curriculum Night and check out other cool resources and websites, go under the "Parent Resources" tab on this website!.
Recently, Sutter Park Preschool was rated 5 stars through Ohio's Quality Rating System. This is the highest rating that a publicly funded preschool can receive. Our preschool staff has worked hard and diligently over the past few years to prepare for this rating. We are so proud of our accomplishments and we will continue to provide a high-quality education to all of our Worthington Preschool students.
What does 5 stars mean and how did we earn them? Below are some of the ways that our staff earned the 5 star rating.