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Special Education Preschool

Specialized Academic Instruction-Moderate/Severe Disabilities (M/S)

Parents who wish to have their preschool age child (aged 3-5) assessed for special education eligibility should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at (909) 889-1262. Parents will need to bring in a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency and parent/guardian identification to the clerk. Upon verification, a referral to the Enrollment Center will be given to the parents.

After children have been enrolled in the District, they will be contacted by the Early Childhood Assessment Team located at Jones Elementary School for an assessment appointment and an IEP date.


  • To ensure students with moderate disabilities have access to the San Bernardino Unified School District's Core, Alternative Core, BASICS Curriculum, and Foundations.
  • To provide individualized instruction in academic areas and in the functional life skill domains of Domestic, Community, Vocational, Recreation and Leisure, Functional Academics, as well as Social Emotional and English Language Development, to ensure that students are prepared to be contributing citizens.
  • To prepare students for a school environment

Description: The Special Education Preschool Moderate to Severe Programs is a placement that provides intensive instruction and services to pupils when the nature or severity of their disability precludes full participation in the regular education program, as specified in an IEP. The foundation for each student's educational program is a Functional Life Skills Curriculum (The BASICS) with the addition of California Preschool Learning Foundations.

Student Population: Special Education Preschool Moderate to Severe Programs serve students between the ages of 3-5 are eligible for Services as a result of a disability that is moderate to severe in nature such as intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, or autism.