Early Childhood & Learning
Children, adolescents and families facing developmental and learning challenges turn to our Center for Child Development and Learning. In school-based and community settings, we provide a range of services: assessments, center-based therapeutic educational programs, remediation, counseling and consultation. Each child is an individual, a member of a family, and part of the community.
Through our Institute for Infants, Children, and Families, we are training the trainers in our work with the very youngest: zero to five. At our affiliate, The Shield Institute, educational and clinical staff provide services to children and students starting at age 3, many on the Autism spectrum or with severe behavioral challenges. Working closely with their families these children are provided with “best practices” increasing their opportunities for inclusion in less restrictive environments.
- If you work in a child care facility, hospital, child welfare agency, homeless shelter, community center, mental health agency, or other organization that provides services or supports to babies, toddlers, or preschoolers, this brochure (Trauma in Young Children: A Huge Problem Hiding in Plain Sight And How You Can Help) is for you-it may give you new insights into how to make a difference in the lives of children living with extreme stress.
- Our free newsletter, Thinking Children, covers a range of related issues.
- For more information, download our Center for Child Development and Learning One-Pager (in PDF format)
- Learn more about our youngest clients and how you can help by fundraising and increasing awareness.