Early Childhood Education

For Children with and without Special Needs

Children, with and without special needs, prepare for kindergarten together as they actively participate in a natural flow of play, quality early learning experiences, and nurturing interactions with classroom teachers. The program is nationally accredited (NAEYC), has an excellent 5-star rating, and offers on-site nursing care.

Children attending Kindergarten readiness program will engage in activities in each of the developmental domains, allowing them to be social-emotionally, cognitively, and physically prepared for kindergarten and future school years. Additionally, Lead Teachers work on a tailored set of developmental related goals daily for each child in the classroom. These goals target fine/gross, social/emotional, and cognitive skills.

Young children’s natural curiosity and energetic imaginations can lead to stimulating learning opportunities All classrooms provide guided play experiences along with opportunities for unstructured play to support children’s knowledge in key areas and their lifelong enjoyment and pursuit of learning.

Building peer interaction skills allows children to successfully interact with one another, such as sharing, taking turns, asking for assistance, and helping one another. Classrooms are arranged to create physical and socially environments that can help promote peer interaction among all children.

Research has shown that a smaller ratio of staff-to-children in childcare settings is a consistent predictor of outcomes. Children are more likely to experience better care, have developmentally appropriate activities, and a better quality of interactions with caregivers. Low staff-to-child ratios are found in all ESRW classrooms.

Easterseals Redwood’s Standards of Quality through KY ALL STARS

  • Commitment to quality by participating in Kentucky All STARS.
  • Degreed teachers and credentialed staff
  • Lower child to teacher ratio and group size
  • Emphasis on health and safety
  • Two-way communication with families
  • Specialized curriculum
  • Developmental screening and assessments

In addition, Easterseals Redwood is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation allows families to recognize quality early learning programs and have comfort knowing their children is receiving high quality education

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Learn more about each of our inclusive learning opportunities in our brochure below.

Early Care and Education for Infants & Toddlers

Caregivers create an emotional bond that makes the infant and toddlers feel secure. Staff maintain a daily routine that is consistent as possible, but still flexible to accommodate the natural rhythms, medical needs, and temperaments of individual children.  Following the same routine day after day gives infants and toddlers the sense of security they need to make choices, take risks, and learn.

Early Care and Education for Preschoolers

Children develop social, emotional, language, cognitive, and physical skills required for kindergarten success. This includes child and teacher directed learning activities, based on a nationally recognized curriculum, promoting exploratory play, peer interaction, and the development of early literacy, math, and science concepts. Degreed early childhood teachers provide preschool education to children with and without disabilities enrolled in Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care and the Early Care & Education programs. During designated Pre-K times, children dive deeper into kindergarten readiness and build skills they will use in school. This allows them to be ready for more advanced learning and organized skill building.

Medical Day Care – Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC)

Special nursing services for children with complex medical needs in an all-inclusive quality learning environment. Skilled nurses and other specialized staff provide care as directed by each child’s personal physician.

Medical Summer Program

For parents of children who are medically fragile, the summer months can be challenging to find all day care. Our unique summer program offers all day services for children and youth 5-21 years of age through the licensed and Medicaid funded PPEC program. For ten weeks in the summer, the children will participate in theme based adventures and activities while receiving individualized medical care from inhouse nurses. Specific plans of care are developed in consultation with the child’s physician, the family, a child life specialist, and other professionals.

Please contact us on how your child with medical needs may receive this type of program at no cost.