Our preschoolers at Easter Seals, who are going to kindergarten in the fall, participated in a graduation ceremony on Friday, June 17th. This is an annual event that our children, their parents, grandparents, families and our staff look forward to. They sing several songs, get awards and certificates, and share refreshments with their guests.
Some of our graduates have been with us from six weeks old attending our childcare programs or participating in Physical, Occupational or Speech therapies. Some of the other children have just attended our preschool program throughout the school year.
"It is very rewarding to watch each child grow individually and work towards their potential goals set by their parents, their teachers, and their therapists", Diane Hlavac, Director of Early Childhood Services.
Easter Seals and Youngstown Hearing & Speech (YHS) integrated Child Development Center received a Step Up To Quality 4 Star Rating. Step Up to Quality is a quality rating and improvement system for licensed learning and development programs throughout the state of Ohio. Step Up To Quality recognizes such programs that exceed licensing health and safety standards. Programs are supported locally and incentives are available to assist programs in achieving and maintaining a Star Rating. Visit www.jfs.ohio.gov to learn more.
Easter Seals & YHS Child Development Center (CDC) provides integrated childcare and preschool programs for six 6 weeks to five 5 years of age. We are proud of our 4 Star Rating and know first-hand that early intervention services before the age of 5 can ensure all children have the opportunity to grow, play and succeed in life. Our CDC programs offer:
Simply by answering age-specific questions via the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) —a free screening tool available through generous support of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust -- you can see if your child’s developmental progress is on schedule. Visit www.makethefirstfivecount.com to learn more!