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 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 offer early intervention services to children with special needs from birth to five years old.
We offer a First Steps 4K state-funded program.
DCEC, in coordination with Early Interventionists, creates Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) for all children entering the public school system.
Staff and Facility
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 work with local public school systems to ease the transition to public school for children ages 3 to 5.
We operate year-round.
Medical and Therapy
Licensed therapists 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 provide a nurse during all operating hours.