The Early Learning Center
About the Program
Our Early Learning Center is for our younger children, ages 4-11, affected by autism, ADHD, and other related diagnoses. This program focuses on the development of basic social skills and the regulation of behaviors. We like to say that ELC is where our students "learn how to learn!" Hands-on sensory activities are frequently implemented in the classroom along with core academics to ensure that students are as engaged and connected as possible. Additionally, each child benefits from an Inclusion Program for typical peer interaction.
A New Way of Learning
For the 2021-2022 school year, ELC (and Mariposa) will be implementing the TeachTown curriculum! This program utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis practices to improve listening skills, independence, vocabulary, and socio-emotional development. Through this system, student data is automatically collected for teachers to monitor progress. The six main areas covered with TeachTown's curriculum are:
Social and Emotional Development
We look forward to seeing some exceptional growth with this program!
Beyond the Classroom
Along with ELC's newly introduced curriculum, students also engage in various activities throughout the day, such as Independent Choice Time, Rest Time, and recess. Additionally, classes participate in field trips, group speech and music therapy, and ballroom dance with our partners at Dynasty Dance Clubs and Face Autism, Inc.!