Project Social Care encourages the enrollment of children with a wide range of developmental abilities and recognizes that all children have the right to learn and engage with their peers in a safe and nurturing school environment. Our structured and inclusive classrooms promote developmentally appropriate experiences and instruction across all domains, setting the foundation for children to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond. We ensure that at least 10% of slots are reserved for children with special needs, and our Inclusion Coordinator provides ongoing support to teachers and families. Navigating the disabilities services offered through NYC’s Early Intervention (EI) and Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) can certainly be overwhelming, and so PSCHS has consistent support in place to guide families through this multi-layered process. Specifically, our professional team helps families identify children with unique developmental needs, assist in the local referral process, and ensures children receive appropriate and timely services. We support families in their journey towards understanding a child’s disability, with a focus on building their capacity to advocate for children. Project Social Care Head Start also provides center-based staff with direct instructional support in order to ensure inclusive classroom practices. We also provide on-call access to Mental Health Consultants, typically licensed social workers, who offer a unique perspective and expertise on emotional well-being and self-regulatory skills.
Key Services Include:
- Modification of classroom environment or instruction
- Techniques for Sensory-Motor Integration
- Strategies for Behavior Modification
- Tools for Individualized Instruction
- Family Trainings and Workshops
- Collaboration with a licensed Mental Health Consultant