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Inclusive Preschool Program for Neurodiverse and Neurotypical Children Aged 2 - 4

Inclusive Preschool Program for Neurodiverse and Neurotypical Children, Aged 2 – 4. Opening August 2024. Contact us today for more information at 770-971-4633 or schedule a tour by clicking the button below!

A child’s brain develops faster during their first five years than at any other time in their lives, which is why choosing a high-quality preschool like MDE Preschool is so important. The MDE Preschool program helps children develop the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

Our Mission

To provide neurodiverse and neurotypical students aged 2-4 with a preschool experience that builds their independence, cooperation, communication, and pre-academic skills through a playful learning approach that will encourage a love of learning.

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Our Program

Our program offers the continuity children benefit from with a five-day-a-week program. 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Before-school and after-school care are available for an additional fee.

Our program facilitates the growth of cognitive skills, communication skills, emotional development, gross and fine motor skills, language and literacy development, math skills, pre-reading skills, social skills, and pre-writing skills.

Our Educational Philosophy:

  • Low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Group learning and activities
  • Some customized 1:1 instruction tailored to each child’s developmental level and learning style
  • Flexible classroom atmosphere
  • Muti-sensory approach
  • Includes art, music, PE, and outdoor playtime on our sensory-enriching playground
Child in GASLC therapy

Therapy Available On-Site

MDE Preschool is proud to share the campus with the Greater Atlanta Speech and Language Clinic, where your child can receive speech, occupational, and physical therapies during the school day. *

It is often beneficial for students to receive therapy on-site to assist with attention and focus, sensory regulation/stimulation, and goal continuity. All therapists and teachers employ a team approach to addressing each student’s needs.

* Payment of these services is in addition to school tuition and may be covered by your insurance.

Admissions Process

  1. Phone Interview to see if MDE is a good fit for your child.
  2. Parent Tour. Tours are by invitation only after a phone interview.
  3. If the parent decides after the tour that they would like to pursue enrollment, each applicant will meet with the Director to determine their class placement and academic status. If everyone agrees to a course of action, enrollment paperwork must be completed.
  4. To secure a place for the upcoming school year, a $500 non-refundable deposit will be required. The deposit will be applied towards tuition.
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Tuition Information

Schools with low teacher/student ratios usually charge higher tuition than other private schools. MDE strives to make tuition as affordable as possible while maintaining a low student-to-teacher ratio, small group learning, and excellent education for your child.

Tuition for the 2024/2025 School Year:

  • $14,000 for neurodiverse students excluding therapies, and $12,000 for neurotypical students.
  • You can pay tuition annually, once each semester, or in ten monthly payments.
  • To pay tuition electronically, please complete our Auto Payment Authorization form.

Preschool Summer Camp

Continue learning through the summer with MDE School Special Needs Summer Camps.

MDE School’s Special Needs Summer Camps are geared toward children with developmental disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and communication disorders.

Our special needs summer camps provide hands-on activities and experiences to help your child develop social and academic skills that will benefit them when school resumes in the fall. Each week of camp will reinforce academic, social, language, sensory, fine, and gross motor skills. Neuro-divergent campers will also enjoy fun outdoor activities and arts and crafts.

Our special needs camp is conveniently located in Marietta, Georgia. Campers from the Atlanta metro area attend, including Alpharetta, Duluth, Johns Creek, Kennesaw Mableton, Powder Springs Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Woodstock, and more.

Monday – Friday. 9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Before and after camp care is available for an additional fee.

Before camp care is available for $15 per morning beginning at 8:00 a.m.
After-camp care is available for $25 per day until 5:00 p.m.
The cost of summer camp is $425.00 per week. There is a discount for multiple weeks.

Please call 770-971-4633 to register for camp. Spots are limited.

Preschool Camp Ages 2 - 4 and Regular Camp Ages 5 - 13

Camp Weeks Themes Description
May 28 – May 31 Music Fest Explore different genres of music, play instruments, music themed activities
June 3 – 7 Sports Mania Learn sports skills, team building, and have fun getting active
June 10 – 14 Master Chefs Cooking, baking, kitchen safety, food preparation, edible crafts
June 17 – 21 Beach Bash Learn about the ocean and enjoy beach-themed activities
June 24 – 28 Nature Explorers Nature walks, learn about plants and animals, nature-themed art projects
July 8 – 12 Olympics A week filled with Olympic-themed activities and competitions