Pre-School/Elementary/Middle

The Cyzner Institute Day School offers a weekday school program for children of preschool age through middle school.

Our LOWER SCHOOL includes both a Developmental Learning and Adaptive Learning track depending
upon the needs of the student.


Developmental Learning I: This program is typically for children of pre-school age up to the age of seven.* Developmental Learning is designed to support a childís overall development and school-readiness. The program integrates intensive therapeutic support and consultation in a small group or 1:1 setting. Classes consist of a small student to teacher ratio. Assistant teachers and other instructors are scheduled to work with the students individually on their programs and/or in small groups for activities such as arts and crafts, computer, gym time, and music.

Each child also receives OT consultation and speech-language consultation in the form of small group intervention during the course of every week. There is additional customized care given to those who need to receive special attention and instruction related to feeding and eating. The teachers, assistant teachers, Director of Educational Affairs and Director meet regularly to discuss student progress and to update instructional and therapeutic programs. Teachers communicate with parents via multiple channels. Additional programs and services are available before and after school to enhance each studentís social and extracurricular experiences.

The Developmental Learning I program operates during the school calendar year, from August through May/June.

Developmental Learning II: There are some children who are age-eligible for our Developmental Learning program who are best served by a hybrid model of programming. Rather than being in one of our traditional development learning classrooms, some children benefit from more intensive intervention encompassing a greater emphasis on 1:1 service to address those developmental and behavioral needs which are deemed significant barriers to early learning. The Director and Director of Educational Affairs can help guide a family regarding whether this is an appropriate choice for their child and may also suggest placement at any time during a given school year for current students if the need for additional 1:1 is indicated.

Adaptive Learning: This program is typically for students in Kindergarten through middle school or age-dependent (grade level and level of independence are factors considered for classroom placement).* Adaptive Learning is designed to support a childís academic development as well as address needs related to social-emotional skills and/or independent-living skills development. The goal is to move these children toward a greater level of independence and to help them learn how to access their educational, social and recreational environments. This program consists of small classes of students and one teacher. Assistant teachers and instructors are scheduled to work with the students individually and/or in small groups for activities such as arts and crafts, computer, social skills, gym time, and music.

Each child also receives OT consultation and speech-language consultation in the form of small group intervention during the course of every week. The teachers, assistant teachers, Director of Educational Affairs and Director meet regularly to discuss student progress and to update instructional and therapeutic programs. Teachers communicate with parents via multiple channels. Additional programs and services are available before and after school to enhance each studentís social and extracurricular experiences.

The Adaptive Learning program operates during the school calendar year, from August through May/June.

*Decisions regarding classroom placement are decided on a case-by-case basis. We use the evaluation process to help determine which program is the best fit for your child. We make every effort to individualize programming for each student based upon developmental, behavioral, social and academic needs. We reserve the right to change classroom placements as needed.

Our UPPER SCHOOL supports students Kindergarten through Middle School.

This program integrates academics with layers of therapy for more independent, high-functioning students and includes a gifted track for high IQ students. Programs consist of small classes of students with one teacher, maintaining a low ratio for individualized teacher attention. Assistant teachers work with students for remedial work as well as academic enrichment. Emphasis is also placed upon creating times for working on social skills and self-regulation including during small group instruction (for example, working on art projects or science experiments together).

Each child also receives OT consultation and Speech-language consultation in the form of small group intervention during the course of every week. The teachers, assistant teachers, Director of Educational Affairs and Director meet regularly to discuss student progress and to update instructional and therapeutic programs. Teachers communicate with parents via multiple channels. Additional programs and services are available before and after school to enhance each studentís social and extracurricular experiences.

The Upper School program operates during the school calendar year, from August through May/June.



 
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