The Toddler-Parent Program is a center-based program that enables young children who are deaf or hard of hearing to develop Listening and Spoken Language skills. In a small nurturing environment, with a student to teacher ratio of 3:1, your child will engage in interactive read-alouds, language experiences, music and guided developmental play which reflect the interests of typical toddlers.
Beginning at 18 months of age, each toddler attends for two hours, twice a week and engages in developmentally-appropriate instruction in a language rich environment. As a child progresses, he or she will move into the older toddler class which meets for three hours, three times per week. The older toddler participates in Listening and Spoken Language activities that focus on individual goals and social skills development.
Parents have the option of choosing 30 minutes of individual speech therapy a week for their toddler.
We take a comprehensive approach to nurturing young children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Parents receive guidance and instruction on how to be their child’s mentor and advocate through one on one sessions with a master teacher of the deaf, educational parent workshops , parent support groups, and audiology services.
9:00-9:15 am Arrival with parents/caregivers present
9:15-9:45 am Circle time/Morning Greeting/Device Check
9:45-10 :00 am Story Time
10:00-10:30 am Group or Individual Language Experience
10:30-11:00 am Free Play
11:00-11:30am Snack/Story Share
11:30-11:50 am Music
11:50-12:00 am Closing Circle