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Easter Seals Charter School

Linda Bradley Thacker

Easterseals Charter School Academic Performance for the 2016-2017 School Year:

* 95% of our Charter School students entered typically developing Kingergarten, our goal is 80%
* 88% of our students met their IEP goals and objectives, our goal is 65%
* 100% of students made academic gains, our goal is 100%
*Please note that our school due to being a Pre-K ESE provider is not subject to the school grade ratings pursuant to Section 1008.34.

Additional Programs offered at Easter Seals Charter School:

* Pediatric Therapy Services - Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy
* Pre-K and VPK for Typically Developing Children
* Dance Classes
* Before and After School Care for children up to age 5

Charter School Governing Board
Easterseals Charter School is governed by an Easterseals volunteer board of directors who receive input from the volunteer Charter School Advisory Committee. 
The public is invited and welcome to attend bi-monthly meeting.

Kelly Parsons Kwiatek, Chair
Email: kelly.parsons@cobbcole.com
Easter Seals Board of Directors 2017-2018

Easterseals Charter School Board meetings at 12 noon on the following dates:
November 9, 2017
March 22, 2018
June 21, 2018

Governing Board Meeting Minutes:
* Charter School Board Minutes 11-12-15
* Charter School Board Minutes 3-24-16
* Charter School Board Minutes 9-29-16
* Charter School Board Minutes 11-17-16

                                                   
Annual Budget: Easterseals Charter School 2017-2018 Operating Budget
Annual Audit: Easterseals Charter School Audit Report

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Easterseals Charter School
Easterseals Charter School provides programs for eligible Volusia County School pre-k students. This program offers hands-on and comprehensive education for pre-k students ages 3-5 who are challenged with special needs and/or disabilities as defined by their Individual Education Plan (IEP). The Charter School operates two campuses, one in Daytona and one in DeLand.

The Charter School’s inclusive classroom setting integrates students with special needs and typically developing students of the Easterseals Child Development Center. In blended classrooms, this assists in helping all students achieve the best possible outcomes.

Charter School Teachers

Easterseals Charter School’s lead teachers hold State of Florida Educator's certificates and must meet the same requirements as teachers in Volusia County public schools.  Associate teachers have a minimum of an associate's degree (two-year degree) in the early childhood education field or extensive experience in the field.  Teachers participate in ongoing continuing education throughout the year.

The ratio of teacher to child exceeds the state requirements which allows for more individualized attention for each child in our care.  Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) outline specific goals and objectives for students to meet his/her own potential.

Parent involvement

Parents play a vital role in their children's success at Easterseals Charter School.  Our team encourages parent communication and participation throughout the school year, and works diligently to be available for parent communicatio.  Together, teachers, therapists, parents and caregivers help children learn, live, and play to their fullest potential.  

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