The Children’s Center offers much need child care as well as special education services within inclusive and specialized settings depending on the child’s needs at our location in Augusta. Our programs in Gardiner, Farmington, and Skowhegan also offer special education in specialized settings.
The organization offers child care for children six-weeks-old to five-years-old in one of three inclusive early education settings from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. year round except for observed holidays. The agency uses and adapts the Creative Curriculum as the foundation for every program including the specialized and inclusive early education classrooms in order to ensure smooth transitions as children progress from specialized programs to less restrictive environments. Typically developing children become peer role models for their friends with special needs while also learning that every individual has their own strengths and specific challenges.
Overseen by Certified Special Education Teachers, children receive individualized instruction in a specialized classroom or inclusive setting, depending on the strengths and needs of each child. The program focuses on pre-academic skills and readiness for the public school setting. Children may receive special education services in conjunction with other specialized services through the Autism or Behavioral Support Programs. Educators, clinicians, and behavioral analysts work closely together to ensure that the child receives a comprehensive approach to treatment.
For more information about eligibility and funding, please visit our Program Information page. To make a referral, please visit our Referral page or contact Shelley Livie, Intake Coordinator, at (207) 626-3497 or [email protected].