The Education Academy’s ESY Program provides additional time for students, beyond the school year, to help develop their academic and social skills. Students are exposed to language arts, reading, mathematics, science, daily swimming and social skills. An extension of related services as mandated by the student’s IEP are also provided (counseling, speech, and OT). Students attending ESY will also enjoy educational, recreational field trip experiences.
Our Pre-K Program helps children advance skills in core pre-academic areas such as literacy, math, and science, as well as in other essential areas such as art, music, language, social and emotional well-being, health and wellness. Our child-centered approach exposes students to a diverse array of learning activities to assure they thrive in all areas of child development, creative thinking, problem-solving, empathy, collaboration, curious investigation and decision making. We are therefore building the skills and self-esteem needed for academic success and social-emotional health.
Behaviorists assert that the only behaviors worthy of study are those that can be directly observed; thus it is actions rather than thoughts or emotions which are the legitimate object of study. Behaviorist theory does not explain abnormal behavior in terms of the brain or its inner workings. Rather it posits that all behaviors are learned habits and behaviorist data will attempt to account for how these habits are formed. This data is helpful so the teachers can be more keenly aware of students’ stimulus and response and any associations made by each learner.
The Education Academy provides OT services as per the student’s IEP. OT therapy assists students with various needs to improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Students’ skills for playing, school performance and daily activities are composed with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group. The psychological, social and environmental factors that can affect functioning in different ways are also addressed. Children are worked with both individually and in a small group.
The Education Academy’s puppy therapy program builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond. Interacting with a friendly pet can help many physical and social emotional issues. The goals of the Education Academy’s puppy therapy program include:
improving motor skills and movement
increasing verbal communication
developing social skills
increasing willingness to join in activities
improving interactions with others
motivating willingness to exercise
reducing anxiety because of its calming effects
helping learn empathetic and nurturing skills
The Education Academy prides itself on infusing character education throughout all academic and social disciplines. Our students will be assisted in every way and throughout every day to develop into moral, civic, well mannered, behaved, non-bullying, healthy, critical, successful, traditional, compliant and socially acceptable young citizens.
The Education Academy provides Speech therapy services as per the student’s IEP. Speech therapy observes speech language and cognitive communication skills to identify types of communication problems such as articulation, fluency, voice, receptive and expressive language and then treats the accordingly. Children can be met both individually and in a small group.
Never Stop Moving (Neurodevelopmental Sensory Motor Therapy)
The Education Academy is fortunate enough to provide a program that incorporates reflex integration and sensory motor concepts. This therapy program is headed by our Occupational Therapist and Adaptive Physical Education teacher. Specific exercises are used to promote the integration of delayed primitive reflexes. Various sensory tools are utilized and progress is monitored in the areas of physical, emotional, and academic growth. Further, students will be able to self-direct which sensory tools or strategies are most helpful to them.