Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1990

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Sam Rust, Jr.

Second Committee Member

Glenn Madsen

Third Committee Member

Randy Wallace


The purpose of this project was to develop a philosophy and procedures manual for the Walla Walla School District's center-based special education preschool program. Twenty-five school districts were asked if they possessed a philosophy and procedures manual. Six of those school districts possessed a parent manual. None of the districts possessed a procedures manual.

A manual was developed through interview of staff members and adaptation of Head-Start procedures. The manual contains procedures for abuse and neglect reporting, emergency/health, referral, child-find, extended school year, transition, teacher planning, and a parent orientation manual.