Advances in brain research clearly show that children’s early childhood experiences can profoundly influence how their brain will develop and how they will interact with the world around them. Birth through five is especially crucial. Early intervention and education helps to shape the natural learning that occur within the environment during the first few years of life. The supports and services offered through our Early Learning Center provide early intervention and high-quality preschool services that assist children, ages 3-5, gain critical school readiness skills that are needed to succeed in kindergarten and throughout their lives.
We offer a continuum of services within our preschool setting, which includes full and partial day programming for students who demonstrate typical development, those with a developmental delay, as well as those who have been determined to have a disability. All of our classes have a low student to teacher ratio, and every classroom has a master or bachelor level lead teacher in the area of early childhood education. The classroom team includes a highly qualified educational assistant who works in concert with the lead teacher. The Early Learning Center also has a psychologist, speech therapists, an occupational therapist, and a physical therapist on site who provide intervention assistance for children, or consultation and training for educators.
Our General Education Preschool Program is free for income-eligible children. Our Integrated Special Needs Program is free for all children enrolled, regardless of family income. All of our classrooms provide specialized intervention assistance for typically developing children, as well as those who demonstrate delays or disabilities. Children are screened, assessed, and evaluated to determine the most appropriate educational placement.