Answers to frequently asked questions:

 

General Info

  • 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.