Helping Teachers Help Children

If you’ve ever spent any time with Kenya Duncan, Frazer Center’s Instructional Coordinator, you know she’s a positive, creative, exuberant spirit. You might not ever suspect that she was shy and withdrawn as a child. But Kenya says that’s partly why she is compelled to nurture children today. You might also find it hard to believe that she spent two years in the Army as a field artillery meteorologist. She credits that experience with building her confidence and giving her a can-do attitude, but ... Read More...

Teaching Inclusion: April Jones

April Jones was at the University of West Georgia, working as a research assistant in an archeology lab while majoring in both environmental science and anthropology, when she could no longer deny that she just wasn’t happy. She loved science, and her mother was an environmental scientist, but April wasn’t feeling it. She decided to take some time off from school and happened upon a job in a childcare center. She never considered becoming a teacher until a colleague noticed her natural abilities ... Read More...

A Family’s Journey: The Fraziers

Donovan “Donnie” Frazier is thriving in his second year at the Frazer Center according to his mother Lauren. But the Frazier family’s journey hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing.In the summer of 2014, when Lauren was 36 weeks into her pregnancy with Donnie, she experienced what felt like stomach pain. Her husband Dashaun took her to the hospital, and Lauren quickly went from the ER into Labor & Delivery where she was scheduled to be induced the next day. But it turned out that her ... Read More...

The CARE Committee May Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. Camillia Burden for being selected as our May 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. Camillia is Assistant Teacher in the Little Cloud classroom. Here are some of the things the parents said about her:“As a parent that primarily does pick-up in Little Cloud, Miss ... Read More...

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...