Children’s Learning Center in Sublette County provides Inclusive Half-Day Preschool for children ages three through five. Special Education Services for children ages birth through five years old include developmental screenings and Special Education services.
Inclusive Half-Day Preschool
Serving children from ages three through five, preschool programs offer all children the educational boost and social experiences they need to start school with confidence. CLC’s Inclusive Preschool programs enable students with special needs to learn in the same classroom as their typical peers in a lively setting that focuses on learning readiness and preparation for future educational success. Students enrolled in preschool get to participate in creative learning activities as well as special therapy or other needed attention.
Recognizing that children with disabilities are sometimes segregated from their peers, here children with and without developmental disabilities receive the same educational opportunities, together in the same classroom without regard to ability or income. Each of our inclusive classrooms has a lead teacher, a co-teacher, and an inclusion specialist who assists the children with special needs that share the classroom with their peers. The active on-sight involvement of therapists helps children with developmental challenges keep pace with their classmates and enjoy the same benefits and rewards that academic achievement provides young, curious minds.
Using the closely aligned programs of Creative Curriculum and Reggio Emilia, students and teachers form a partnership in learning that is highly successful. Reggio Emilia is considered one of the most effective preschool education programs. Originating in Reggio Emilia, Italy, the program is based on a concept that allows children to create their own curriculum with their teachers as guides and motivators. Children’s Learning Center was the first agency to bring this program to the children of Wyoming and is the leader in the state on coordinating with other preschools.
Parents of preschool students can actively take part in policymaking and other decisions for their child’s program. Parents also have the opportunity to participate in developing curriculum and are given opportunities to take parenting classes, other vocational classes and to truly understand their children’s educational and developmental needs.
The Preschool programs in Pinedale and Big Piney are the only preschools in Sublette County accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
CLC emphasizes learning through play both indoors and outdoors in our certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Creative Curriculum offers developmentally appropriate support for active learning and promotes children’s progress in all developmental areas. These research-based and research-proven curriculum resources help every early childhood program create a high-quality learning environment that enables every child to become a creative, confident thinker.