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Therapeutic Preschool

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Gateway Longview's Therapeutic Preschool and Kindergarten specialize in early intervention programs for young learners. Six classrooms serve toddlers age 2 years and 10 months to children up to age 6. View our downloadable brochure. 

Evidence-based teaching focuses on creative play and social learning. Parent resources and family support also helps students reach their full potential. Small classrooms offer structure and personal attention in nurturing spaces.

Through a team approach, needs are discussed by the student’s family, teachers and social workers. Working together, we create a plan that builds on the child’s strengths.  Progress toward goals are evaluated throughout the year and parent engagement is encouraged through special activity days, conferences, and home visits.​

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We believe in building on a sense of responsibility while working together toward academic goals.

Therapeutic Preschool And Kindergarten Offerings

  • 12-month, 215 school day schedule

  • Classrooms of 6 students to 1 teacher and 1 teacher-aide

  • Certified, accredited and fully licensed staff lead each child - the majority of our staff have been with us for 10+ years!

  • Speech, occupational, and physical therapy available onsite based on individual needs

  • Health and medical care coordination available

  • Parent support through special activity days, conferences, and home visits and case management services

  • Counseling, training, and support for families in individual and group settings

  • Transportation may be available

  • Discharge Planning includes school district visits, advising parents of community resources, and assisting parents in the transfer of effective individual treatment plans to the child’s new educational setting.


Throughout the year, we utilize various curriculum approaches with each student and family. Our evidence-based social skills curriculum is based on Incredible Years curriculum. Students engage with Dina Dinosaur, to promote social skills, self-regulation, and classroom behavior. The Incredible Years Classroom Behavior Management Curriculum fosters teachers' proactive classroom management skills and enhances daily learning. The Incredible Years Preschool Parenting Program is also used with families and caregivers, as it's designed to strengthen parenting skills and prevent & treat behavior problems in young children.

Our developmental therapy curriculum utilizes Developmental Therapy-Teaching (DTT), which is a well-researched guidance program for teachers, mental health professionals, and parents who are concerned about the education and development of children and youth from early childhood through the teen years.

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Community-Based Services

Visiting families in the home, we offer resources and supports to help meet specific family needs. As partners, we develop a plan to overcome each challenge. We support realistic goals, and work to improve overall well-being and safety for the entire family.


Approach To Care

At Gateway Longview, we believe that a solution-focused, trauma-informed care approach has the ability to strengthen the knowledge, competencies, skill sets, and engagement as we work with individuals impacted by trauma. We ensure that all services are client driven with access to early screening and comprehensive assessments.

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