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Office of Special Education

Services for students with disabilities
from birth through age 21


Preschool Education Program (PEP)

Ms. Nancy A. Lucas, Coordinator
Ms. Cristina Vidal, Program Secretary 

Office Location:
Carver Educational Services Center
Room 204
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-740-3125
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

PEP 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

PEP’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  

Brookhaven

Karen Brustad

240-740-0500

x

x

x

 

x

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Ken Reimer

Brown Station

Jean Eng

240-740-0278

x

x

 

x

x

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Ken Reimer

Building Bridges (The Arc)

Kathleen Newman

301-984-5777 Ext. 3310

x

x

x

x

x

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Erica Edelman

Cashell

Lynne Karp

240-740-0560

 

 

 

x

 

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Ken Reimer

Cloverly

Baron Rowe

301-879-1383

x

 

x

 

x

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Erica Edelman

East Silver Spring

Shana Ainsfield

240-740-0620

x

x

x

 

 

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Erica Edelman

Fairland

Robin Matthews

240-740-0640

x

x

 

x

 

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Erica Edelman

Germantown

Gerry Reed

301-353-8825

x

 

 

x

x

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Amy Wu

Gibbs

Jaclyn Stevens

240-740-0748

x

x

x

 

 

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Ken Reimer

Glen Haven

Susan Schindler

301-649-8051

x

x

 

 

 

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Erica Edelman

Glenallan

Anne Janik-Willis

301-929-2014

x

x

 

x

 

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Heather MacVean

Greencastle

Stacy Watkins

240-740-1420

x

x

 

 

 

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Erica Edelman
Itinerant / Medically Fragile
Jaime Mulligan 240-740-3125 x        
      Program Specialist: Tonya Williams-Walker
Psychologist: Heather MacVean

Jackson Road

Carissa Harper

240-740-0800

x

x

x

x

 

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Erica Edelman

Lake Seneca

Sarah Petusky

240-740-0299

x

x

x

x

 

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Amy Wu
Leleck at Broad Acres Stacy Watkins 240-740-1900 preK HSM x      
      Program Specialist: Tonya Williams-Walker
Psychologist: Jeffery Seltzer

Luxmanor

Rebecca Mangan

240-740-0820

x

 

x

 

x

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Heather MacVean
MacDonald Knolls Zorayda Amoroso 240-740-4530 x x      
      Program Specialist: Tonya Williams-Walker
Psychologist: Sarah McKeen

Marshall

Carrianne Smith

301-670-8243

x

 

x

 

x

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Heather MacVean

Montgomery Knolls

Beverly Riordan

240-740-0840

x

x

x

 

x

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Erica Edelman

Oakland Terrace

Lori Marquis

301-929-2161

x

x

x

 

 

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Erica Edelman

Rock Creek Forest

Robin Matthews

240-839-3201

x

x

 

x

 

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Erica Edelman

Rockwell

Carolyn Marschall/ Melissa Merz

301-253-7090

x

 

x

 

x

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Ken Reimer
Rustin  
Naomi Carmel

240-740-4320 x       x
      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Heather MacVean

Sherwood

Angela Nance

240-740-0960

x

 

x

x

x

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Ken Reimer

Stephen Knolls

Janerish Browne- Reynolds

240-740-0050

 

 

x

x

 

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Erica Edelman

Stone Mill

Emily Metzler

301-279-4975

x

 

x

x

x

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Heather MacVean

Strawberry Knoll

Laura Perrone

301-840-7117

x

x

x

x

x

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Amy Wu

Viers Mill

Victoria Dean

240-740-1016

x

x

 

x

x

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Heather MacVean

Washington Grove

Kathleen Van de Poll

240-740-0300

x

x

 

x

 

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Amy Wu

Wayside

Kathleen Newman

240-740-0240

 

 

x

x

 

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Heather MacVean

Weller Road

LaDonna Warner

301-287-8601 Ext. 1053

 

x

 

 

x

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Heather MacVean

Whetsone

Karen Cosgrove

240-740-1060

x

x

x

 

 

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Ken Reimer

Wilson Wims

Gerry Reed

240-406-1670

x

 

 

x

x

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Amy Wu

Wood Acres

Kathleen Newman

240-740-1120

x

 

x

 

x

      Program Specialist: Jamie Wetrogan
Psychologist: Heather MacVean

Woodfield

Colleen Ciavolella

240-207-2522

x

 

x

 

x

      Program Specialist: Alisa Bell
Psychologist: Amy Wu