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Cougar Club Preschool

Welcome to

Ms. Heidi Clise's and Mrs. Ronish's
Special Education Developmental Preschool

The Dieringer Heights Cougar Cubs Preschool is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and child centered environment. We support individual learning styles, curiosity, strengths and challenges in an inclusive classroom community, with programs for 3 and 4-year old’s. Our integrated preschool includes typically developing children as well as children with development delays. The classroom offers children the opportunity to work and play with age appropriate peers as well as friends with developmental challenges. Working together with their classmates, they discover their similarities and develop a better understanding of their differences.

The Dieringer Heights Cougar Cubs Preschool program offers opportunities for children to be actively involved in a variety of flexible, but consistent structured routines and activities designed to develop the foundation for children to be successful in school; language and listening skills; fine and gross motor development; early literacy skills; early math concepts; art and music; and social emotional development. We will offer an environment where children become independent, confident, lifelong learners with a strong sense of self.

Cougar Cub Preschool Registration


3 Year-olds

  • *4 mornings per week 
  • 8:30 – 11:15am 

*Specific Days will correspond to the Elementary ACE Schedule


4 Year-olds

  • M-Th  12:15 - 3:00pm
  • Fridays 8:30 - 11:15am

Our classrooms are staffed with an Early Childhood/Special Education teacher and a team of trained para-educators. Therapists work with groups or individual children in our classroom, per student’s individual learning needs. 

Additional staff within the classroom may include: Speech Language Pathologist and certified assistant; Occupational Therapist and certified assistant; Counselor; and Physical Therapist and certified assistant. We also are able to provide special opportunities thanks to the support of parent volunteers and student helpers.