A Family’s Journey: The Hegazys

Like typical sisters, Lily and Talia Hegazy fight over their toys. They are 3-yr-old twins who are learning to negotiate their way with each other and their big brother. Not so typically, Lily was born with a condition known as anophthalmia, and Talia was born with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).Anophthalmia is the absence of one or both eyes. Lily has no right eye, a deformed left eye, and no optic nerve. PVL is a type of brain damage in infants involving small areas of white matter. ... Read More...

Tips for Teaching Children about Disabilities

by Pam McClure, Director, Frazer Center Child Development Program A very special aspect of the Frazer Center is our commitment to inclusivity. The benefits of inclusion are many. Students in an inclusive early childhood educational environment learn the rewarding power of embracing all people, regardless of ability level or background. Children with disabilities in inclusive programs achieve better learning and behavioral outcomes than those served in non-inclusive programs, and children ... Read More...

The CARE Committee February Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. Arielle Stokes for being selected as our February CARE Committee “Teacher of the Month!”  The CARE Committee knows that teachers are the heart and soul of every school, and takes great pride in recognizing our incredible teachers here at the Frazer Center, through the voices of the parents.Ms. Arielle is Lead Teacher in the Mother Goose classroom. Here are some of the things the parents said about her: “She cares so much about the kids in her class. She writes ... Read More...

Family Spotlight: The Rachals

The Rachals have been a part of the Frazer Center family for over five years. Chloe Rachal is a kindergartener now, but her schooling began at Frazer when she was just under a year old. Her mom Kristy says Chloe “developed friendships with other children in the infant room, many of whom were classmates…through Pre-K. I can't say enough about how wonderful our Frazer experience was. Her teachers nurtured her and helped her to build skills needed in elementary school and in life ... Read More...

A Family’s Journey

Phoenix Dolopei was six months old when she was diagnosed with Cri du Chat, a rare genetic condition also known as Five P Minus (5P-). Her mother, Kathleen Howell, describes going through the stages of grief when Phoenix was diagnosed, especially after being told by a genetic specialist that Phoenix would never walk, talk, or feed herself. Kathleen was forced to re-examine, release, and reform the hopes she had for her daughter.Kathleen did her best to educate herself about Cri du Chat ... Read More...

Our Very Own Author/Teacher

We are super proud of Frazer Center teacher Kim Crockett-Corson, author of the adorable children's book My Good Morning.Written in rhyming couplets, My Good Morning features an independent little girl getting ready to face her day. Kim’s inspiration for her leading lady is her own daughter, “who almost always wants to do everything by herself even if the result is incorrect, incomplete or worse yet, a fiasco," says Kim. “My daughter is so bright and creative in so many ways that there is no ... Read More...