Our children not only learn to talk, but they also learn all the other subjects that are taught in early elementary grades so they can successfully participate in general education classrooms with hearing children. Our early elementary program, kindergarten through 2nd grade, includes instruction in reading, math, science, social studies, and the use of computers, in addition to programs in art, music, theater workshop, and physical education. A major focus is on the development of literacy skills because reading and writing provide the foundation for all other learning.
Learning is fun when you are successful. Our teacher-pupil ratio, of about one to three, and our small learning groups make it possible for our teachers to provide each child with individualized instruction, capitalizing on strengths and adapting to each child’s needs, abilities, and learning style. Our teachers have the skills to gear the level of work to be challenging, while at the same time providing the support necessary to ensure success for each child. Being successful is not only highly motivating for our children but results in increased self–esteem. Learning to talk is hard work for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, but our teachers make sure it is also fun.