Welcome to Preschool Autism Classrooms
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Welcome to Bethune


Exciting News!  Welcome to Bethune Elementary web site. We have a dynamic team.

Mission Statement:
The Minneapolis Public Schools ECSE Program is committed to providing a quality education for children birth to age seven that meet’s each child’s individual needs.


Bethune ECSE Program Routines incorporate typical preschool activities;

- Puzzle time
- Music and language group
- Art / sensory activities
- Gym time
- Individual reading
- Snacks/meals
- Bathroom routines
- Free play and toy exploration

In addition the ECSE Autism Program offers self-contained classrooms for students whose behavior and skills require a highly structured classroom environment with predictability and visual supports in order to make progress on their educational plan.

Melissa Kaiser, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Jennifer Wrightman, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Rachel Green, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Mary McDowall, School Social Worker (direct number 612-668-2557)

Laura Wilcox, Occupational Therapist

Beth Grossman, Speech Language Pathologist

Susan Sussman, Speech Language Pathologist

To contact transportation call 612-668-2300

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