BALLSTON SPA — Speech Stars Preschool, the life work of lead teacher Corey Ott, is finally set to open in downtown Ballston Spa. The private speech and language enrichment program, which is held on weekday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at 15 W. High St., is designed for children ages three to four. Students may enroll with or without a current individualized education plan. “Speech Stars Preschool is unique in that, due to my background and training, I will be incorporating specific aspects of speech sound production, language development, social skills, and pre-literacy skills throughout each daily program, making for a natural learning environment,” said Ott. With a focus on learning through play, children enrolled in Speech Stars will certainly benefit from Ott’s 25 years of experience of working with children.
The classroom will have a maximum of 8 students and be led by Corey Ott with help from her assistant, Barb Mackenzie. Ott graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Education in Speech Language Pathology. She graduated from the University of Toledo with a Master’s in Education in Speech Language Pathology. Her assistant, Barb Mackenzie graduated from SUNY Purchase with a degree in Sociology.