• Special Education

    Sublette and Teton Counties

Program Details

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS

Children’s Learning Center offers developmental screenings to all children, birth through five years of age, residing in Wyoming’s Teton and Sublette counties. There is no cost to the family. Screenings are partially funded by the Wyoming Department of Health Early Intervention and Education Program and local school districts. All Wyoming children residing in either Teton or Sublette counties, without regard to health or financial situations, are encouraged to take advantage of the screening.

Screenings are essential to identify and address developmental skills, hearing, and vision. It is important to screen each child as early as possible. We encourage at least one developmental screening before the age of two years. All children are encouraged to have one developmental screening before the age of five years.

We offer screenings to children through either the completion of the online Ages and Stages Questionnaire or in person by appointment. The developmental screening includes the areas of Communication, Motor, Problem Solving, and Personal-Social skills. Vision and hearing screenings are conducted by appointment. Our special education teachers and related service providers are available at any time by calling the Special Education Program of Children’s Learning Center (307 733-3791).

For most children, the screening will provide information for parents and children will not be in need of any services. For a few children further evaluation is recommended. Children’s Learning Center works with families when a child is identified as in need of additional support.

EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

Children’s Learning Center Special Education Program is the Early Intervention and Early Education Program designated by the state appointed to serve children in Teton and Sublette counties. It is the only program in the area licensed and funded by the state of Wyoming to provide special education, therapy services, and coordination of care for families who have a child or children who will benefit from the Early Intervention and Education Program. Services are provided at no cost to families. Additionally, Children’s Learning Center provides special education resources to the community, training for childcare providers, speakers for community organization, and participates with other agencies to assist families.

“We’re usually the first agency to diagnose a child as needing special education or therapy. It’s a very stressful and tough time for families. Some parents see a long road ahead and we let them know wi will be right there with them.”  Davey Hough, Director of the Special Education Program for Children’s Learning Center.

Services can be tailored to meet the needs of children birth through five years of age in one of two ways. For children birth through two years, Children’s Learning Center develops an “Individualized Family Service Plan” (IFSP) that coordinates resources and emphasizes the role of the entire family in the child’s progress. For children three through five years of age, an “Individual Education Program” (IEP) is developed that emphasizes the education and support services needed to enable the child to succeed in an educational environment.

The care and services that Children’s Learning Center’s Special Education Program provides in Teton and Sublette counties achieves positive results, as many children will not need further services by the time they enter kindergarten. However, if a child continues to need services, our staff works with the families and school district in advance to provide a smooth transition. In other words, the “long road” that Hough describes can sometimes be much shorter when young children receive the early intervention and education services they need.

For More Information
Please contact Children’s Learning Center Special Education Program at (307) 733-3791.

Confidential Online ASQ Screening Tool

Children’s Learning Center is offering a free, comprehensive and confidential online screening tool. This tool can help you keep track of your child’s growth and development during their first five years.

We encourage you to take 10–20 minutes to check with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition™ (ASQ-3). Depending on your child’s age, you may need some items – such as a toy, a ball, a book, or crayons.

Results are based on your responses and will help you see if your child’s developmental progress is on time. It will also alert you to any potential concerns that you can talk over with the Children’s Learning Center Special Education staff in the Early Intervention and Education Program.

If you have concerns about your child’s social skills, emotional regulation and/or behavior, please also complete the Ages and Stages-Social Emotional.

For the best experience, please take the screening on a desktop or laptop computer. Thank you!

El Children’s Learning Center pone a su disposición una herramienta de evaluación en línea, gratis, completa y confidencial, para ayudarle a monitorear el crecimiento y desarrollo de su hijo/a durante sus primeros cinco años. El Cuestionario de Edades y Etapas puede llevarse a cabo para abordar habilidades de desarrollo, así como habilidades emocionales sociales.

Le animamos a tomarse entre 10 – 20 minutos para llevar a cabo el Cuestionario de Edades y Etapas®, Tercera Edición™ (ASQ-3). Dependiendo de la edad de su hijo/a, puede que necesite algunos artículos – como un juguete, una pelota, un libro o lápices de colores

We encourage you to come back from time to time to check in and learn more about your child’s development over time. You can use this screening tool when your child is at least 4-weeks-old through your child’s fifth birthday.

The sooner you address a developmental delay or special need, the better long-term success you can expect for your child’s overall well-being.

Early intervention is key.

We offer screenings to families in the Teton County and Sublette County. For residents of Teton County, Idaho please call (208) 528-5900 or visit healthandwelfare.idaho.gov for screening information.

Ages & Stages Questionnaires® is a registered trademark of Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.

Please note: ASQ-3™ is designed for screening, not diagnosis. It is a quick check for children from birth through age five. If your child is age six or older, please discuss his or her development with your child’s health care provider, your local school district, or your child’s teacher. Your results from the questionnaire will be emailed to you within two weeks.

ABOUT SCREENINGS

The first five years of a child’s life build the foundation for his or her long-term well-being and overall success. The brain is developing connections that are the basis for language, reasoning, problem solving, social skills and emotional well-being. Because children learn and grow at different rates, it is possible for even the most attentive caregiver to miss some important milestones.

At Children’s Learning Center we are here to be your partner in raising a healthy and happy child. We’ll help you be aware of the key growth areas during these critical years before your child starts kindergarten.

Every year, more than a million children will enter school with an undiagnosed developmental delay. We want to change that. We want to ensure all children start kindergarten with the right skills to succeed alongside their peers (easterseals.com).

Every child develops skills and reaches milestones at their own pace. How is your child doing?

Facilities

Rafter J Campus

Houses the administrative office for all special education programs.

1300 W. Valley Springs Road
Jackson, WY 83001

P: 307.733.3791
F: 307.733.9694

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BIG PINEY CAMPUS

Houses administrative offices, special education and inclusive preschool education program and infant/toddler education program.

650 Piney Drive
PO Box 594
Big Piney, WY 83113
P: 307.276.5415
F: 307.276.3918

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PINEDALE CAMPUS

Houses administrative offices, special education and inclusive preschool education program and infant/toddler education program.

191 South Franklin Street
PO Box 45
Pinedale, WY 82941
P: 307.367.6306
F: 307.367.6379

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Enrollment

Enrollment

Special Education Services in Teton & Sublette County

Davey Hough, Teton County, Director of the Special Education Programs at 307-733-3791 or dhough@learningcenterwy.org

Half Day Inclusion Preschool 

PINEDALE: Becky Gregory at 307-367-6306 or bgregory@learningcenterwy.org

BIG PINEY: Olivia Eiden at 307-276-5415 or oeiden@learningcenterwy.org

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