We believe that learning at our centers should be fun. Our goal is to teach in a manner that makes children excited to attend. We are expert teachers with a passionate spirit, used to uplift and affirm the child with praise. Children have fun at our centers while learning and working during their time with us. An enthusiastic, outcome-oriented environment is what we strive for on a daily basis.
Each center is built to accommodate a different number of children at once, but no matter how big or small, they always have a 1-to-1 ratio with our Training Specialists. It’s why the hallways of our centers – splashed with bright colors – often echo the sounds of laughter, clapping and enthusiasm.
The center is designed to ease a child’s transition into school and to help those already in school become more successful. They are exposed to group activities throughout the day – such as circle time – to constantly help build their social skills, receptive language and expressive language. Circle time aims to recreate a typical classroom setting that a child may encounter when they reach the milestone of attending school. It’s science-based methodology, even if it doesn’t always look like it. To the children at our center, it just looks like fun.
“If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn” -O. Ivar Lovaas
During arts and crafts time, the child only sees the excitement in creating a piece of art. However, each arts and craft setting is designed to teach children how to sit in a group, work in a group, share, improve their fine motor skills and work on other skills. This calculated approach is created with every minute of the day strategically planned.
Whether working comes through focused teaching opportunities (DTI) or natural teaching opportunities (NET), the goal is to help every child in our center become ready to attend school by feeling successful in our school-like atmosphere. We provide opportunities to engage in activities and develop so that when they do transition to school, they are better equipped to be successful.
Social skills aren’t developed in a specific class with us. They are constantly being nurtured and shaped during every segment of a child’s time with their cohort in our center.