Disabilities

All children entering the program are screened within 45 days. If there is a concern regarding an area of development (or areas) parents are notified and a conference is scheduled. If the parent wishes to have their child evaluated, referrals are sent. Evaluations by service providers are conducted on-site, during the child’s school hours. We have found that it is much more conducive to the child and the parent when evaluations are conducted in a safe, secure, and familiar setting. At the completion of the evaluation process, if services are warranted, an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is created and services implemented. A strong connection between the providers ensures that all evaluations and services are completed in a timely and efficient manner. The strongest and most important bond that is established is with the parents. Their involvement throughout the process is of the utmost importance. The Educational Staff works closely with the Educational Director, Special Education Coordinator and outside support staff to help meet goals and objectives written for children with specific needs. All classroom and outdoor activities are designed to support the inclusion of all children. All children receiving special education services participate fully in all of the program’s activities.