Our Therapeutic Early Childhood Program
The Therapeutic Early Childhood Program was designed to serve severely emotionally disturbed (SED) children in the most normalized community based setting for preschool age children. When children are separated into a program exclusively serving emotionally disturbed children it restricts their opportunities to learn the skills necessary for transitioning into the real world. Our program was developed to provide a "normalized setting" while including typical preschool children. Thereby, the benefit of peer models was achieved while addressing the most realistic developmental expectations for all children. The overarching goal is to help children relate to other children and adults while being successful.