The Emma L. Bowen Community Services Center Therapeutic Preschool program (TPS) prepares preschoolers with developmental and emotional challenges for academic success!
Certified special education teachers, psychiatrists, licensed social workers, mental health professionals and certified physical, speech and occupational therapists work with preschool children aged 3-5 with emotional and behavioral difficulties and cognitive and language delays in smaller classroom settings.
TPS is the only one of the four programs in the City of New York that works primarily with African American/Black and Latino preschoolers with mental health, developmental delays autism and emotional trauma.
…a safe and supportive environment to help children and families cope with…
- Behavioral, emotional, and developmental challenges
- Family Intervention
- Aggression & Tantrums
- Anxiety & Depression
- Phase of Life Challenges
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactive& Restlessness
Our bi-lingual holistic curriculum addresses sensory, fine motor, and gross motor skill training. Students meet regularly with related service therapists to review academic milestones with therapeutic goals. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate.
The primary goal of TPS is to help the children overcome their challenges and prevent the need for additional restrictive levels of educational support. Many TPS students graduate and move on to mainstream or less restrictive educational settings including regular classrooms or hybrid programs which have special and non-special education students in the class.
The Bowen Center’s Therapeutic Preschool is a year-round program that is in session weekdays from 8:30 am to 2:00pm. Students receive two meals per day plus snacks.
In addition to in-class instruction, classes take field trips, and participate in special holiday events including a march on Martin Luther King Day, trick-or-treating around the Bowen Center on Halloween, and a Christmas party featuring Santa Claus.
To learn more about our Therapeutic Preschool and to schedule a virtual tour and meeting, please email us [email protected].
- Click here to view Therapeutic Preschool’s School COVID Re-Opening Plan (en español)