FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions:

    • Special needs education is of increasing importance to our communities as one in five people has a learning disability and autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States.
    • We offer early intervention services to children with special needs from birth to five years old.
    • We guarantee a small staff-to-child ratio in the classroom to ensure safety and quality one-on-one instruction time.
    • All DCEC staff members have specialized training in providing services to children with special needs and their families.
    • All DCEC staff members have specialized training on using the appropriate equipment and tools designed for children with special needs.
    • We offer a state-of-the-art facility that provides a developmentally appropriate environment.
    • We operate year-round.
    • We work with local public school systems to ease the transition to public school for children ages 3 to 5.
    • DCEC, in coordination with the schools, creates an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for all children entering the public school system.
    • Pediatric Therapy Works, in partnership with AnMed Health, provide on-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy to children from birth to five years old.
    • We carefully follow instructions from therapists and medical professionals to supplement and support each child’s daily therapy needs.
    • We firmly believe in the power of family and community and create opportunities for families to seek support and create networks.
    • Financial support is available so that all families have access to our services.
    • We provide a nurse during all operating hours.


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