Welcome To Sutter Park!
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 around 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 5 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 intense 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.
Hours: Office 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AM Session 8:05 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through Friday depending on teacher assignment.
PM Session 12:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through Friday depending on teacher assignment.Phone: 614-450-4900
Principal Tricia Winland
Principal Tricia Winland joined Sutter Park Preschool in the fall of 2017. She brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of special education, intervention and assessment.
Ms. Winland is entering her 16th year as an educator. She was an elementary Special Education teacher for 6 years in Springboro, Ohio. She moved back to her hometown of Columbus and was a special education supervisor and elementary principal with Columbus City Schools. She received her bachelor's degree (Intervention Specialist) and master's degree (Education Administration) from the University of Dayton. She is currently a student in Ohio State's Educational Doctoral program.
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Sutter Park Staff
Sutter Park Preschool Staff members are experts in providing early intervention and instruction to students ages 3-5. All Sutter Park teachers are licensed Intervention Specialists that provide instruction following Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards.
Each classroom has an assigned paraprofessional that are trained and knowledgable in working with students with special needs. Our program also has several related service providers, such as Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, a Physical Therapist and an Adaptive Physical Education Teacher.