CHILDREN'S READINESS CENTER

 
General Information
Description of ProgramSpecializes in serving children in need of a highly structured learning environment and present with autism spectrum disorders or PDD (pervasive development disorder). Classes are small, allowing for an intensive learning environment. Students learn appropriate on-task "school-like" behaviors and how to be as independent as possible. CRC utilized the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to shape behaviors and teach new skills through repetition and reinforcement. Instruction targets Activities of Daily Living (ADL). A progressive total communication system is utilized—including spoken words, photographs, pictures, symbols and/or sign language—to increase communication skills. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to engage students in a social exchange for requesting and/or communicating their needs. Additionally, we have specially trained staff that may address any mealtime management concerns, such as limited food repertoire. A collaborative team including teachers, social workers, psychologist, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, and administrative personnel strives to meet the individualized educational needs of each child. All students benefit from an adapted physical education and music program. Family input is encouraged and parent training is provided throughout the school year. Day and evening workshops assist parents with skill development and behavioral interventions and ongoing support groups are facilitated by the social worker. Call for more detailed information.
LocationNassau
Geographic AreaNorth Bellmore, New York; Town of Hempstead, New York; Nassau County, New York
 
Client Information
EligibilityReferral to the preschool program is through your local district's Committee on Preschool Special Education and to the early elementary component through your district's Committee on Special Education.
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameAmy Goldstein,
Contact's PositionPrincipal
Contact's Phone(516) 719-6070
Contact's Emailagoldstein@nasboces.org
Physical Site Address 1Children's Readiness Center
Physical Site Address 22351 Jerusalem Avenue
Physical Site City, State, ZipNorth Bellmore, NY 11710
Mailing Address 12351 Jerusalem Avenue
Mailing City, State, ZipNorth Bellmore, NY 11710
Main Phone(516)719-6070
Fax(516) 719-6086
Web Addresswww.nassauboces.org
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateMay19
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
NASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
This Program: CHILDREN'S READINESS CENTER
Affiliated Services: CHILDREN'S READINESS CENTER