Early Childhood & Elementary – Berkley

The curriculum is child-centered. The teachers adhere to the philosophy that the best approach for young children and their families is one that provides for successful experiences for the children, their families, and the staff. Educators incorporate research-based best practices with supports provided by continual professional development, technical assistance, and a network of expert consultants. The elementary classroom offers comprehensive educational and therapeutic services for students aged six to twelve who present with diverse needs. Our mission is to provide students with the academic, social, emotional and therapeutic supports necessary to prepare them for inclusion opportunities in their community schools. Students have demonstrated needs in language development, cognition, sensory integration and social/ emotional/behavioral skills which often arise from diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, and neuro-motor deficits. Educators incorporate research-based best practices with supports provided by continual professional development, technical assistance, and a network of expert consultants.

Calendar
School Year - Number of Days: 
215/220 (12-month program)
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
6
Summer - Number of Days: 
35/40
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
6
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Assistive Technology Support, Counseling, Hearing Services, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orientation & Mobility, Physical Therapy, Reading, Speech Therapy, Transition Services, Vision Services

Parent Support Program: The Hanen Program, General Educational Supports (inclusion), Early Intervention andTransition Coordination, Social Worker, Family Outreach, School to Home Communication

Additional Program Information: Therapeutic Swimming Program, Inclusion Opportunities, Community Based Learning Experiences, STEM, Transition Services

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Development Delay, Neurological, Physical
Other Population Served: 
Communication, Intellectual, Sensory: Deaf-Blind, Sensory: Hearing, Sensory: Vision
Type of Program: 
In-District
Ages Served: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Grades Served: 
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Contact Person(s): 
Frank Gaillishaw, Jr., MS.Ed
508-922-1401
Location(s):
Early Childhood/Elementary – Berkley
59 South Main Street
02779 Berkley , MA
United States
Massachusetts US