Elementary Education

Program Purpose

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Provide quality educational service, including special education for learning disabled, behaviorally disordered, emotionally disabled and/or intellectually disabled children, ages 5-12, which are capable of functioning as day students.

Educational services are provided within a therapeutic environment which emphasizes the principle of psycho-education and are directed towards assisting the child in his/her efforts to utilize acceptable classroom behaviors, to adopt more appropriate methods of coping and to improve academic skills directed toward assisting the student in his/her effort to use acceptable classroom behaviors, adopt more appropriate methods of coping and to improved academic skills.

Alternative education is offered to non-special education students who need a more structured small class setting.

Population Overview

  • Maximum of 10 students per classroom
  • One Teacher to one Teaching Assistant per classroom
  • Physically and Sexually Abused Youth
  • Emotionally disturbed and behaviorally disordered
  • Speech problems and learning disabled
  • Intellectually disabled/development delayed

Counseling and Education Services

Extensive group and individual counseling centered on:

  • Developing relationships with peers and adults
  • Identifying negative behaviors which frequently result in a student’s removal from public school
  • Identifying and working on self-esteem issues

Services Included in Daily Rates

  • Individualized education plans
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Behavior Management System
  • Computer Literacy Training (Lab and in-class)
  • Individual, Group and Family counseling
  • Transition Program for students returning to public schools