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Office of Special Education Services

Services for students with disabilities
from birth through age 21


Contact Information

850 Hungerford Drive
CESC, Room 204
Rockville 20850

Phone: 301-279-2016, 301-279-2058
Fax: 301-279-2119

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Preschool Education Program (PEP)

PEP provides preschool special education services for children aged 3 to 5 with identified disabilities in Montgomery County. PEP operates on a transdiciplinary model of best practices in Early Childhood Special Education.

PEP Program Description

MCPS's PEP ProgramPEP is a non-categorical program serving children with a variety of disabilities. Most children who receive PEP services have moderate learning delays in more than one area of development.


All children in PEP have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP includes learning goals and objectives based on needs identified through formal evaluations. Staff use the learning goals and objectives as a guide to assist students in acquiring skills that children their age have already learned.


Many children enrolled in PEP receive related services such as speech/language, occupational, and/or physical therapy. Parent education may also be provided.
 

PEP Philosophy

MCPS's PEP PhilosophyPEP’s philosophy is based on the premise that early intervention is effective in addressing learning deficits. PEP identifies strategies to offset the impact of educational disabilities in young children.

Developmental skills such as communication, exploration, movement, play and socialization are essential for all children. Some children with disabilities need specialized intervention to gain the skills necessary for kindergarten.

PEP staff members collaborate in order address the individual goals and objectives of students. Services are provided in the least restrictive environment, including community settings.


Resources


PEP Program Locations

PEP Class Types


 
PEP Site Parent Educator   Phone Number   PEP Class Type  
Classic   Collaboration   INC   PEP- 5 Hour   Pilot  

Ashburton

Rebecca Mangan

240-740-1300

x

 

 

 

x

Brookhaven

Karen Brustad/ Stacy Watkins

240-740-0500

x

x

x

 

x

Brown Station

Jean Eng

240-740-0260

x

x

 

x

x

Building Bridges (The Arc)

Kathleen Newman

301-984-5777 Ext. 3310

x

x

x

x

x

Cashell

Sarah Clay

240-740-0560

 

 

 

x

 

Cloverly

Baron Rowe

301-989-5770

x

 

x

 

x

East Silver Spring

Naomi Carmel

240-740-0620

x

x

x

 

 

Fairland

Robin Matthews

240-740-0640

x

x

 

x

 

Germantown

Gerry Reed

301-353-8050

x

 

 

x

x

Gibbs

Debbie Bonifant

240-740-0740

x

x

x

 

 

Glen Haven

Susan Schindler

301-649-8051

x

x

 

 

 

Glenallan

Anne Janik-Willis

301-929-2014

x

x

 

x

 

Greencastle

Stacy Watkins

240-740-1420

x

x

 

 

 

Jackson Road

Shirley McClendon

240-740-0800

x

x

x

x

 

Lake Seneca

Kim Reitz

240-740-0280

x

x

x

x

 

Luxmanor

Rebecca Mangan

240-740-0820

x

 

x

 

 

Marshall

Carrianne Smith/ Lynne Karp

301-670-8282

x

 

x

 

x

Montgomery Knolls

Beverly Riordan/ Naomi Carmel

240-740-0840

x

x

x

 

x

Oakland Terrace

Lori Marquis

301-929-2161

x

x

x

 

 

Rock Creek Forest

Robin Matthews

240-839-3201

x

x

 

x

 

Rockwell

Carolyn Marschall/ Jenna Blinn

301-253-7088

x

 

x

 

x

Sherwood

Angela Nance

240-740-0960

x

 

x

x

x

Stephen Knolls

Janerish Browne- Reynolds

240-740-0050

 

 

x

x

 

Stone Mill

Meredith Milk

301-279-4975

x

 

x

x

 

Strawberry Knoll

Laura Perrone

301-840-7112

x

x

x

x

x

Travilah

Shannon Zlotnik

301-840-7153

x

 

 

 

x

Viers Mill

Abee Schlebecker

240-740-1000

x

x

 

x

x

Washington Grove

Kathleen Van de Poll

240-740-0300

x

x

 

x

 

Wayside

Kathleen Newman

240-740-0240

 

 

x

x

 

Weller Road

Joy Hayden

301-287-8601

 

x

 

 

x

Westbrook

Lynne Karp

240-740-1040

x

 

 

x

x

Whetsone

Karen Cosgrove

240-740-1060

x

x

x

 

 

Wilson Wilms

Gerry Reid

240-406-1670

x

 

 

x

x

Wood Acres

Kathleen Newman

240-740-1120

x

 

x

 

x

Woodfield

Colleen Ciavolella

240-207-2550

x

 

x

 

x

 

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