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Office of Student Services
Identification, Access, Support, & Achievement
The Office of Student Services supports
children with individualized health care needs,
those who are English language learners,
students with disabilities, and
students age 3-22 who require specialized instruction.
Our Office is proud to support the work of Newport's school nurse teachers, psychologists, social workers, general classroom teachers, special educators, paraprofessionals, speech/language pathologists, physical therapist, occupational therapists, and Teachers of English as a Second Language.
NPS Application for Peer Models
We are seeking children to serve as peer role models in our preschool classes. Our preschool classes have both morning and afternoon sessions, which follow the Newport Public Schools calendar. Enrollment is open to children of district residents. The district’s preschool program is primarily designed for children with disabilities; however, typically developing children who enjoy a well-rounded, developmentally appropriate preschool class also may enroll to serve as language and role models for the students with disabilities. Frequently, parents note that peer models also learn important life lessons on acceptance, tolerance, and perseverance from their classmates.
Newport’s preschool facilitates children’s development in six major areas: cognition, communication, self-help, motor skills, social skills and emotional development. We provide a literacy-rich, language-based developmentally appropriate environment. Peer models should be at least 3 years old, toilet trained, and able to demonstrate age-appropriate communication, play, and socialization skills. Children must participate in child outreach.
For more information, contact:
Claiborne Pell Elementary School
Attn: Early Childhood Coordinator 401-842-1900
35 Dexter Street Newport RI 02840