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  •  Winter is here! 

    Well, winter is technically here but we have been having warmer weather lately! When it is sunny and a little warmer, take advantage and have your kids play outside! Gross motor and physical play has several benefits and it is important that kids get 60 minutes of gross motor play a day. Take a walk, talk about what you see outside to make it winter (leaves have fallen, things are brown and not colorful, etc), go for a bike ride, play catch, draw on the driveway with chalk, and much more! What to do when it is cold out? Bundle the kids up and get in a snowball fight, build a fort, go for a short walk, "paint" in the snow with watercolors (you can even put some in a spray bottle and have them spray the snow). Can't go outside? Check out "Go Noodle", Kids yoga, play the game Twister, or do some excersises in between sitting down (jumping, skipping). All of these activities help build strong muscles, language, and keep your child active. 

    When the temperatures get a little colder, please remember to send your kiddos to school in a heavier coat, mittens, and a hat. It is a good idea to label your child's clothing items as they tend to get lost or go in other students' bookbags! 

    Also as winter weather comes (ice, snow) be sure to check out Worthington's Weather FAQs farther down on this page. For delays and closings, you can check the website, Worthington's Facebook Page, or your local TV/radio station. 

    Curriculum Night 2019

    Thank you to all of our parents and community members for attending our annual Curriculum Night. The intent of our Curriculum Night was to provide foundational information on our curriculum while providing tips and strategies for you to use at home and within the community. We hope you walked away with a valuable make-it/take-it item, won some raffle prizes, and could implement a trick or two immediately. For those that could not attend, please see the files below for the handouts. If you need a printed copy sent home, please let your child's teacher know! 


    Communication Slide Show

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    Home Routines


    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.  

    For Worthington families of special needs students who do not choose a center-based program and whose goals identified through the IEP can be met through itinerant services, we also have one itinerant teacher who provides an hour of services weekly in private preschools, daycares or the home setting.
    Our program has four Speech/Language Pathologists and four Occupational Therapists who provide services for our special needs children whose IEPs indicate the need.  They frequently have typically developing peers join them in activities to model skills for their peers.  An Adapted Physical Education Teacher and Physical Therapist also provide services for those students who qualify for these services based upon their IEPs.
    If you are interested in the Head Start Program, which is also located at Sutter Park, please CLICK HERE for more information.


    Interested in having your child attend Sutter Park next school year as a typical peer? We are accepting students on our wait list for the next school year. Children placed as typically developing peer models must be potty trained and score age appropriate on two questionnaires. The tuition is $135.00 per month, parents provide transportation, and families must reside in the Worthington School District. Spots will begin to be offered in the Spring of 2020. If you are interested, please call the main office at 614-450-4900 or email Tricia Hosking at Please include your phone number in your email.


    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. 

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  • Tricia Hosking
    Renee Stevens
    School Hours:
    8:05 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    (614) 450-4900
    Fax (614) 889-8058 

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