The Early Learning Center is a special education preschool where more than 200 children with disabilities attend and participate in a preschool setting. All children who qualify attend at no charge. They are all bused to the school. We have children here who need speech and language therapy, who have autism or down syndrome. Some of the children have vision or hearing disabilities. Some children are delayed in their social skills and self help skills. Some need occupational therapy or physical therapy. We also have some children attend the school as a peer model in our classrooms. They are invaluable as they show appropriate behavior and model correct speech and language.
Because of the variety of disabilities of the children who attend, we use a variety of teaching materials, strategies and styles.
This means that we need lots of different and interesting things in our classrooms to engage and motivate the children learn.
The children are eager to learn and participate, have fun and make friends, and we learn from them every day!
Children love to pretend to play family. It's their whole world and it is beneficial and fun to practice social skills in a familiar environment.
My project is asking for four new baby dolls, bottles, blankets, and clothes that fit them.
The baby dolls in our class have been so loved they in pretty sad shape. And their clothes are worn out. New baby dolls and clothes will entice the children to play more in the house area.
Playing house is a great way to practice language and social skills. Dressing dolls is a great fine motor skill and can help children perform self help activities. Doll play can encourage imagination and creativity. Children can develop caring and nurturing skills. Both boys and girls will have fun with these new dolls!
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