Our Program

Special Care serves children, with and without special needs, through year-round, high-quality early childhood education, specialized care and on-site therapeutic services. Our mission is to nurture all children with and without special needs in safe, inclusive and supportive environments through education, therapeutic intervention and community acceptance.

With an average three adults in each of our 12 classrooms and twelve therapists working with children, many children who attend Special Care surpass the development predicted for them, some in significant and remarkable ways. On-site occupational, physical, speech and behavioral therapy gives families a “one-stop” opportunity to meet the needs of their child or children. Therapists, teachers, children, and parents work together to create activities, environments, and communication habits that best suit each child’s development. Barriers such as inaccessible equipment, social isolation, teachers without specialized training in special education, difficulty of transportation from school to after-school care, and limited therapeutic intervention often affect this population. Our program removes these barriers for our children and their families.

We divide our program into three components: Early Childhood Education, Specialized Care and On-site Therapeutic Services.

Special Care’s Early Childhood Education Program provides quality early childhood services to 135 children. Our staff is a team of dedicated early childhood educators who believe in the importance of their role in supporting our students. Click on the picture above to learn more about Special Care’s Early Childhood Education program.

Special Care’s After School and Summer Programs offers a safe place for youth to get the help with homework, have a snack, socialize, and get some exercise. A licensed, structured program that gives kids 6-21 a lot of fun things to do during the summer or after school. Click on the picture to lear more about these great programs.

Special Care provides on-site physical, occupational, speech and behavioral therapy to our students. Therapy is critical for children with special needs in order to reach their full potential. With 11 therapists, students are able to receive high-quality therapy when they attend Special Care. Therapists are able to work with teachers to be able to bring what a student is working on in therapy to the classroom.