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 3 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) are available.


  • Children ages 3-5, who have a visual impairment
  • Kansas and Missouri students accepted


  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Three hours each day  – 8:45 am-11:45 am 
  • Starts August 16, 2021


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

Jeanne Goodin, Teacher, TSVI, M.A.E.

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Phone: 913-305-3015opens phone dialer

Hillary Joy-Sims

Hillary Joy-Sims, Teacher, MT-BC, M.S. E.D., TSVI

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Phone:  913-305-3015opens phone dialer

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

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

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Phone:  913-945-0760opens phone dialer

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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