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In the Soundbridge Early Learning Center children with and without hearing loss learn in a language-rich environment through individual and small group instruction. This unique preschool experience encourages the child's communicative competence and confidence in his or her learning abilities, as well as fostering age-appropriate physical, social-emotional, self-help, and readiness abilities..

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Kelly Ann Clark

Student Services Coordinator

kclark@crec.org

860-529-4260

Using the Creative Curriculum, with accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, each preschool class is taught by an early childhood instructor, a teacher of the hearing-impaired, and two assistant early childhood instructors.

The number of typically-developing children is limited to eight to ten children for each class, with a maximum of eight children with hearing loss. Our favorable teacher-to-child ratio is essential for the amount of attention and guided interaction we provide for each child.

Components

  • NAEYC-accredited
  • Low teacher/student ratio
  • Language rich environment with an emphasis on learning through play
  • Curriculum that balances teacher-directed and child-initiated learning
  • Individualized, small group instruction that focuses on children’s interests and learning needs
  • Family involvement
  • Enrichment including yoga and music
  • Acoustically appropriate instructional environment
  • Before/after care and part-time/full-time enrollment options available
  • In addition, children with hearing loss receive benefit from:
    • On-site audiological services including evaluations of personal amplification and DM systems
    • Screening, assessment and determination of individual objectives for each child
    • Systematic auditory-oral instruction to promote each child's auditory, language, and speech development in small group and individual sessions, at spaced intervals throughout the day
    • Regular parent guidance sessions to help parents work and play effectively with their child in stimulating their child's auditory and spoken language development all waking hours outside of school
    • Occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological evaluations, counseling, as appropriate

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