Frazer Center’s early education program welcomes the full and meaningful inclusion of children with special needs. Children with special needs are not just present in the classroom. They are engaged with their classmates in learning and play, which often carries over to celebrations and family gatherings away from the Center. They have rewarding, reciprocal friendships with their peers—both those with and without special needs—and nurturing relationships with our teachers. Every child has individualized learning goals, and the support and instruction to work towards those goals.
The defining features of inclusion—access, participation, and supports—are central to the mission and practices of our Inclusion Program.
ACCESS means providing a wide range of activities and environments for every child by removing physical barriers and offering multiple ways to promote learning and development.
PARTICIPATION means using a range of instructional approaches to promote engagement in play and learning activities, and a sense of belonging for every child.
SUPPORTS refer to broader aspects of the system, such as professional development, incentives for inclusion, and opportunities for communication and collaboration among families and professionals to assure high-quality inclusion.
Collaboration is a cornerstone of a quality inclusive education. Teamwork is an essential part of supporting the participation and learning of children with special needs in our program. Our Inclusion Team members include parents, teachers, therapists, and administrators. All team members must work together to ensure that the child has a quality learning environment and an instructional plan that addresses their individual needs. To ensure that parents have more information about their role in the Inclusion Team,
Frazer Center provides inclusion services to support children with
After completing the online enrollment application, parents will receive an email from the Program Director, requesting answers to initial screening questions for the Inclusion Program. In addition,
Once the initial screening information
All enrolled children identified to have special needs as defined by Frazer Center’s eligibility requirements will receive:
Children with special needs who receive therapies across several domains or require a high level of support in one domain, and who require significant differentiated instruction, support and accommodations, may be eligible for the following support