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Kansas State School for the Blind’s Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programs provide consultative and technical assistance to families, administrators, and teachers of ECSE programs for children who have a visual impairment.

Pre-School Enrichment Program at KSSB

Our Vision

To provide enrichment opportunities for children ages 2 to 5 who are blind or visually impaired.

Our Focus

Emphasized Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) domains which are unique to students with a visual impairment. These include age-appropriate braille readiness, communication, orientation and mobility readiness, social skills, independent living skills, technology, sensory efficiency skills, self-determination, and much more!

Our Goal

To increase concepts and skills through intentional instruction and experienced-based learning in a safe, nurturing environment. Play-based therapies (SLP/OT/PT), O&M and music therapy are available.


  • Children ages 2-5, who have a visual impairment
  • Kansas and Missouri students accepted


  • Monday through Friday
  • Three hours each day from 8:45 am to 11:45 am 
  • Rolling admission
  • Starts August 16, 2022


  • Transportation provided by parents
  • 1:1 student supports are not available
Jeannie Goodin

Jeanne Goodin

Teacher, TSVI, M.A.E.

Hillary Joy-Sims

Hillary Joy-Sims

Teacher, MT-BC, M.S. E.D., TSVI

If you would like more information or would like to participate in the KSSB preschool program, click the link below, contact the instructors listed above or Jon Harding at 913-305-3014.

Listen to the Preschool Enrichment Brochure!

Statewide Early Intervention

The Field Services Program has two dynamic TSVIs who specialize in family engagement, infant and toddler, and preschool services that serve students throughout the state of Kansas.

Susan Threinen wearing a dark blue long sleeve collared shirt.

Susan Threinen (TSVI)

Eastern Kansas Field Services Specialist for Early Childhood & Family Support

Sabrina McAdoo wearing a green v-necked shirt.

Sabrina McAdoo (TSVI)

Western Kansas Field Services Specialist for Early Childhood & Family Support

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