Early Childhood Education
A variety of services aimed at improving early childhood education for students in preschool through Grade 3, including facilitation, audits, and best practices.
Soundbridge Early Learning Center
The Soundbridge Early Learning Center is a NAEYC-accredited preschool for typically developing children ages 3, 4, and 5 and for children with hearing loss learning spoken language.
Soundbridge Summer Program (ESY)
Soundbridge provides individualized summer programs for preschool, elementary, and secondary level students who need work in maintaining their spoken language through listening. Instruction is given in intensive small groups using themes and age-appropriate activities.
Physical/Psychological Management Training (PMT)
PMT is a unique professional approach to the management of agitated and/or aggressive behavior. Its key concepts revolve first around prevention and second around management. Staff will be trained in how to prevent escalation of aggressive episodes.
Auditory Verbal Therapy is a family-centered approach for young children with hearing loss. Emphasis is placed on developing the auditory function to learn to listen, speak, and process verbal language.
Montessori Training Center Northeast
Using Dr. Maria Montessori's theories of teaching and education, students are awarded internationally recognized AMI diplomas upon completion.
American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Training
Specialized training offered for American Heartsaver CPR and First Aid in a fun and educational environment. Experienced instructors provide more than just the information; they instill the confidence needed to handle any emergency situation that may arise.
The Soundbridge Preschool helps young children with hearing loss develop their listening and spoken language abilities in the context of an integrated, developmentally appropriate, NAEYC-accredited preschool.
School, Family, Community Partnerships
Programs focused on inter-generational instruction for adults and their children to support and increase the literacy of English Learners.
Soundbridge is a regional program for children with hearing loss who are using spoken language to communicate and to learn.
Advanced Alternate Route to Certification for Special Education (AARC)
An exciting and innovative 14-month competency-based course of study approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education for certified teachers to earn a cross-endorsement in Comprehensive Special Education.
CREC provides districts with a series of webinars and the opportunity to collaborate on important issues related to identification and instruction of students with Dyslexia.
Instructional Methods for Exceptional Learners
A variety of customized workshops to assist districts in developing and refining academic, social, and behavioral inclusion practices for PreK-12 and transition classrooms.
Yoga 4 Classrooms is a low-cost, simple, and professional development program which addresses children's physical and psychological well-being through yoga and mindfulness techniques used throughout the day to relieve stress, calm bodies, and increase student focus.
The CREC Curriculum Council is monthly meeting designed for assistant superintendents, directors, curriculum coordinators, and district instructional leaders.