If your child has difficulty:
- expressing their wants and needs,
- stating basic information,
- answering simple questions,
- difficulty following 1-2 step directions
Please join us for this amazing opportunity! In addition, if your child has an IEP or receives Special Education Services under the following categories, this program is for you!
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (AU)
- Developmentally Delayed with Speech/Language Delays (DD)
- Other Health Impairments (OHI)
Children are intrinsically motivated to learn. Through our innovative program, they will learn and utilize all the core readiness skills needed for Kindergarten using Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP).
DAP has been proven to close learning gaps and help children succeed. Children will establish/explore handedness and expand their fine motor skills through building letters/numbers, correct pencil grip, practicing pre-writing strokes, tracing and coloring. They will also develop number and letter identification and proper letter formation through music, movement and hands-on manipulatives.
Speech and Language Development
In our program, we use the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) paired with songs/fingerplays in order to help young learners with special needs develop language skills. They will learn to use PECS so they will be able to listen, answer short and structured questions as well as express their wants/needs. Our Speech/Language Skills Development component is made up of 6 main components, including learning how to use PECS, phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, concepts of print, comprehension, and writing readiness skills.
Little ones learn best when they are activity engaged. In our Math program, children will be learning to count, match, understand spatial awareness, sequence, and learn basic geometry skills through music and movement as well as interactive group time activities. In our program, we use lots of music! Science has proven that integrating music throughout instruction decreases anxiety and stress, helps children to regulate their emotions, and improves concentration and on task behavior. It has also been known to increase quality of life and learning in individuals with disabilities.
Social and Emotional Skills
Our program helps lay the foundation needed to form positive relationships, see things from others’ point of view, increase listening skills, identify their feelings and its causes as well as what to do when they are upset. We also give children the tools they need to express their wants/needs and tell you if something hurts.
Our Lead Teacher
Ms. Rebecca – Experienced and innovative early childhood educator for children with special needs
B.A., Birth-Kindergarten Education; M.Ed., Special Education
As a teacher of seventeen years Ms. Rebecca has a wealth of classroom experience and in preparing young children for their next step in life. Each lesson she leads is infused with proven strategies and genuine care, providing students the boost they need to succeed.
Ms. Rebecca’s core strengths (AKA superpowers) are:
- Creating engaging lessons to reach children of all learning styles and personalities
- Individualization of lesson content so each student can “get it”
- Using technology to create compelling virtual classroom and one-on-one experiences
- Ability to assess child progress and develop parent partnership plans for further academic success
- Parent partnership for student success
Ms. Rebecca’s philosophy of education:
“I see myself as a facilitator in the learning process. It is vital to meet children where they are developmentally in order for them to make the most growth. I firmly believe ALL children can learn and ALL children belong.”
When not in “teacher mode,” you will find Rebecca trying a new Vegan recipe, jamming out to her favorite songs, and sneaking in snuggles with her three rescue dogs.