The town of Southampton offers a public Inclusion Preschool to meet the mandate for educating preschool children with special needs. The program is open to families who have three and four year old children and five year olds whose birthdays come after September 1st. The morning and afternoon program can accommodate up to seven children with special needs and eight others from the community. By integrating children in this way, each population benefits and enriches the other. Carefully designed activities provide excellent social experiences, increased self-confidence, a base for understanding people with special needs, a foundation of preschool skills and joyful play that is so central to the early childhood stage of development.