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Welcome to Getz!

Getz specializes in services for students ages three to five who have developmental delays. We have a variety of classes designed to meet the needs of students with a wide range of abilities along with typically developing peers. Most of our classes have 11 students with delays along with five typical peers. Getz is the starting point for any TD3 student age 3 to 4.9 with any suspected special education needs. We partner with families to identify student strengths and areas of concern and then develop and implement a plan to address those needs. We have one self-contained class, Essential Skills, for students ages 3-14 who are medically fragile with multiple disabilities. Our peers not only learn all what they will need for kindergarten but they also learn rich life lessons about compassion, understanding, and getting along with others who are at different ages and stages of development.

All Getz teachers are certified in Special Education and Early Childhood with most having Masters Degrees. Young children learn best through exploration, play, and intentionally designed learning. The teaching of pre-reading, pre-writing, and math skills are incorporated in developmentally appropriate lessons created in our professional learning communities. In preschool, the process is so much more than the product and our expert teachers craft a learning environment in which all children learn and can be successful.

It is my honor to work for the staff, students, and families of Getz. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.


Julie Bartanen, Principal