Ross Inclusion Preschool
For preschool-age children (ages 3 to 5) who do not have a hearing loss, JTC’s Dickinson C. Ross Preschool (“Ross Preschool”) now offers a top-tier academic program to help accommodate the growing demand for a high quality, competitive preschool education in Downtown L.A.
What is an inclusion-based preschool?
In the case of Ross Preschool, it is an educational environment where learning is enhanced through interactions and play with children from diverse backgrounds and hearing abilities. Our inclusion-based program emphasizes the development of excellent listening, speaking and social skills among highly skilled and motivated children, both with and without hearing loss. Ross Preschool provides a rich social environment combined with customized learning so that each child is able to excel at his or her own pace and reach their own unique communication and academic potentials.
Cultivating good communication skills and intellectual curiosity before the age of 5 is key to life-long educational, intellectual and leadership achievements. With our deep experience in helping children reach their full potential, JTC is pleased to now offer preschool education to hearing children.
Our language-rich program is Reggio Emilia-inspired and follows California standards for preschool. The path to learning is built around each individual child’s interests. Children are educated based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. Innovative features include a movement program, parent education and support services, counseling, and access to developmental screenings.
Children will have integrated learning opportunities, engaging with children with hearing loss in our inclusionary program.
With an average of twelve students per class and a 6:1 student-teacher ratio, children receive individual attention from our highly-qualified teachers, all of whom hold bachelors or master’s degrees in education.
JTC is conveniently located in the University Park neighborhood, adjacent to USC and within easy reach of downtown Los Angeles, Silverlake, Los Feliz, Echo Park, and West Adams. Our school is located on our secure and spacious grounds, with newly updated classrooms and ample outdoor play space.