The Emma L. Bowen Community Services Center Therapeutic Preschool Program offers year-round education, speech and occupational therapy, physical therapy and mental health services to preschool children aged 3-5 with emotional and behavioral difficulties and cognitive and language delays.
Instruction takes place in small classroom settings. Children meet regularly with individual therapists and parents are encouraged to participate. Teachers assist and advise parents on strategies for toilet training and various parenting techniques. Classes take field trips outside and inside the Center community; special holiday events include a march on Martin Luther King Day, trick-or-treating around the Center on Halloween, and a Christmas party featuring Santa Claus.
Our preschool prepares children for entry into public or private school in less restrictive environments, as well as special education programs.
To attend, children must have been evaluated, have an IEP from the school district through the Department of Education Committee on Preschool Education, and be enrolled in Medicaid.
Therapeutic Preschool is in session weekdays from 8:30am to 2:00pm, from September to mid-August.
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