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ClassroomsThe Children’s Center is an inclusive early child care and education setting. The child care rooms embed preschool programming throughout the day. Each classroom focuses on all areas of development: cognitive, language development, communication, fine and large motor, activities of daily living, emotional growth, and sensory play. Children will learn through daily developmentally appropriate opportunities to explore, create, manipulate, and experiment. Progress will be monitored through daily observation and data collection to assure each child’s success.

Augusta Classrooms

Each large, sunny classroom is equipped with developmentally appropriate materials. The Children’s Center is licensed as a child care facility by the Department of Health and Human Services, and is an approved provider for Child Development Services (CDS). All children attending the Children’s Center will have access to the Center’s beautiful, fully accessible playground.

Child Care hours are: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Specialized Service hours are: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Seedlings

The Seedlings environment offers a first classroom experience for children 6 weeks to 18 months old. Children’s individual schedules will be followed as they learn about the world around them. Staff will strengthen family attachments while encouraging children to interact and trust other adults and children in the classroom. Activities will foster strong and healthy bodies, encourage curiosity, enhance effective communication, and promote positive social interactions. The rate for this classroom is $185.00 a week.

Growing Sprouts

Growing Sprouts allows children who are 18 months to 3 1/2 years old to learn through play and to work on developmental goals set for each child on an individual basis. Goals include social skills (sharing and understanding emotions), cognitive skills (recognizing shapes, colors and problem solving), motor skills (running, climbing, cutting, writing), building independence and developing self-help skills. Sensory play, movement, finger play, and songs are embedded into daily activities. The rate for this classroom is $165.00 a week

Bursting Blossoms

Bursting Blossoms prepares children ages 3 ½ to 5 for the transition to kindergarten. The curriculum focuses upon pre-kindergarten skills as well as continuing work on individual goals. The rate for this classroom is $135.00 a week.

Sunflower

The Sunflower room offers a structured curriculum that is focused on a child’s individual IEP goals. Services take place in a classroom with a maximum number of 3 children each assigned to an Education technician. The program is overseen by 282 Special Education teacher. As appropriate, opportunities are provided for a child to visit in our inclusive classrooms. The Sunflower room is most commonly used as a transitional placement to another Special Purpose or LRE program.

Busy Bees

Busy Bees offers a specialized program with a highly structured curriculum and a higher teacher to student ratio than the preschool classrooms. This setting promotes the acquisition of increased independence, positive social skills, extended cognitive skills, and enhanced emotional regulation.

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds offers a highly structured curriculum and a higher teacher to student ratio than the preschool classrooms. This specialized program promotes the acquisition of increased independence, positive social skills, extended cognitive skills, increased opportunities for communication and enhanced emotional regulation.

Stepping Stones I, II, & III

Stepping Stones is a classroom for four children with autism spectrum disorders who are transitioning from home to a specialized setting. Each child works with an individual specialized instructor toward obtaining his or her goals. This program focuses upon increased independence and preparation for a less restrictive environment or transition to public school. Group and individual specialized instruction occurs daily.

Gardiner Classroom

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cedar Room

This program offers a highly structured curriculum and a higher teacher to student ratio than the preschool classrooms. This specialized program promotes the acquisition of increased independence, positive social skills, extended cognitive skills, increased opportunities for communication and enhanced emotional regulation.

Farmington Classroom

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Spruce Room

This classroom offers a highly structured curriculum and a higher teacher to student ratio than the preschool classrooms. This specialized program promotes the acquisition of increased independence, positive social skills, extended cognitive skills, increased opportunities for communication and enhanced emotional regulation.

Skowhegan Classrooms

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Oak Room

This early intervention program has a highly structured curriculum with embedded preschool programming throughout the day. The model has a high teacher to student ratio so children can access adult supports to participate functionally within their preschool setting. Individual specialized instructors will work with each child towards obtaining his or her individual goals. The individual specialized instructors use the principles of developmental psychology and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Play-based, relationship focused routines provide the context in which research-based techniques serve to foster learning and growth.

Pine Room

This early intervention program has a highly structured curriculum with embedded preschool programming throughout the day. The model has a high teacher to student ratio so children can access adult supports to participate functionally within their preschool setting. Individual specialized instructors will work with each child towards obtaining his or her individual goals. They will monitor progress through daily observation and data collection to ensure each child’s success. Children will also participate in on-going skills assessment and measurement of goals and objectives.

The early intervention program will provide children with the opportunity to experience a structure similar to public school. The setting promotes the acquisition of increased independence, positive social skills, extended cognitive skills, and enhanced emotional regulation. The program focuses on increased independence to prepare children for a less restrictive environment and transition to kindergarten in the public school setting.

Referrals may be directed to the Intake Coordinator at the Children’s Center, at 626-3497.