Life Skills Program
Life Skills Classroom
Our Life Skills classroom is set up with rooms that you may have in your own home. These rooms can include a living room, bedroom, playroom, kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom. Within each room, students learn the skills they may need to live independently. Students enrolled in our Life Skills classroom create grocery lists and bring his/her/their own groceries each week. Each child plans and prepares his/her/their meals during the day. Students bring their personal laundry each week to be washed, dried, folded and hung.
We believe that children thrive in a safe, loving and developmentally appropriate environment. Our goal is to provide a play-based, developmentally appropriate environment where typically developing children can learn and grow alongside children with special needs. We strive to offer high quality, in house, therapies to the children and families enrolled in CDS.
- Play is extremely vital to health, physical, cognitive, social development and growth in children. Children develop knowledge of their world through active interactions with caregivers, peers, materials, and events. Learning proceeds at different rates in each child and within each area. All learning and progress should be recognized and celebrated. We believe in getting messy!
All our classrooms methods are based in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Staff members will have training in ABA. Peer-mediated instruction will be taught. This involves teaching peers without disabilities ways of engaging children with special needs in positive and meaningful social interactions.