Dr. Linda Houseal, Principal
1321 Buchannon Street
Fax: (912) 287-2204
pre-school center, has become a flagship for
Georgia, serving as a model for kindergarten programs throughout the
state. Two curriculums, High Scope and Montessori, are in place at
the center. The ultimate goal of the DAFFODIL pre-school program is
to reduce the number of dropouts in the future by preparing children
and their families for kindergarten and subsequent school experiences.
resource coordinators employed at the center provide services to over
280 families. Efforts are made to ensure that all families reach
their optimal functioning capacity by helping them decrease their
dependence on public assistance and by increasing their involvement in
their child's education.
teachers are certified by the Georgia Department of Education. Each
classroom has a licensed paraprofessional, so student-teacher ratios
are no more than one to ten. The Student Support team meets twice per
week to discuss the needs of particular students who have been
referred by teachers. A school psychologist and speech therapist are
also available to provide services as needed. Occupational and
physical therapy services are provided on-site once per week to
addition, children aged 4 and 5 years
of age who have developmental delays may be eligible for special
education services at the DAFFODIL. Center. Five areas of development,
including cognitive communication, social, motor, and adaptive skills
are assessed. An individual education plan is developed to meet the
child's special needs.
Recognized for excellence several years ago by former Governor Zell
Miller and termed a "model site" by former First Lady Rosalyn
Carter, the DAFFODIL Preschool Center continues to be a tremendous source of
pride for the Ware County School System.
Teacher and Paraprofessional of the