EC Student Photos


Cultivating life-long learners to achieve their full potential.


A community that fosters a safe environment, enthusiastic exploration, and opportunity for personal growth

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5 Developmental Focus Areas

1. Social Emotional Behavioral


3. Physical

4.Speech and Language


An Early Childhood Student is a child identified with special needs and requires an individual education plan (IEP).

Program Overview

The Early Childhood Classroom is designed for children with disabilities to learn from and form relationships with each other.

The classroom is led by a Special Education Teacher and a Speech and Language Pathologist; also supported by two Special Education Classroom Assistants and an Occupational Therapist.

How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children (75% or more) can do by a certain age. Important Milestones: Your Child By Three Years Old

Meet the Team

Ashley Veselik

Mrs. Ashley Veselik


Lisa Anderson

Mrs. Lisa Anderson

Speech Pathologist

Donna J

Ms. Donna Jarmuskiewicz

Occupational Therapist

Wylie Jackson

Ms. Wylie Jackson

School Psychologist

Referral for Evaluation

All referrals shall be in writing and shall include the name of the child and the reasons why the person believes that the child is a child with a disability. Contact Wylie Jackson, Salem School Psychologist, for more information.

If a student is determined to have a disability and needs special education services to access their education through the evaluation process, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed to identify goals, objectives, support and related services they require to benefit from the educational process.

Following the development of the IEP, an appropriate educational placement will be determined and offered to parents/guardians.

The parents are an integral part of the IEP process and IEP team.

Testimonials: Hear from our Salem families!

"My son always loved to babble, but he wasn’t able to form actual words.He was in two different speech programs by the age of three. He was always so frustrated that others couldn't understand him, and as his parent, it was heartbreaking. After just a few months of attending Salem, he was forming words and sentences! His frustration is gone and his confidence has grown beyond belief. I am so thankful for this program and highly recommend it! "

Hannah K.  

   Mother of an Early Childhood Student at Salem School

“I have 2 kids that have worked with the Early Childhood team at Salem School, and words cannot even describe how much I adore and love them! Both of my kids started non-verbal. When it was time to send my first baby off it was so hard! She couldn’t speak and was a flight risk. Placing my trust into people I just met was extremely difficult and emotional as a parent, but now they have become like a second family to us so sending my second non-verbal child was a breeze! I actually couldn’t wait for him to work with them too! My kids have improved leaps and bounds, and the team has helped me hear words like“Mom” for the first time. They have been an incredible support system for myself and my kids alike, and always have gone above and beyond! They’ve celebrated every win big or small along the way with me. This team will always have a special place in my heart! The love, care, and support they show to my kids is unsurpassed. It’s comforting to know my kids will always have adults they recognize as a safe space for them as they walk through the doors every morning at school. The EC team rocks!! "

Abby D.  

   Mother of two Early Childhood Students at Salem School