At Newmeadow, our primary goal for our children is to treat each child as an individual who actively learns at their own pace and in their own style. Our staff help to foster the growth of the whole child – emotionally, socially, cognitively, physically and creatively. Learning is active rather than passive. Every experience is an opportunity to learn.
The environment, activities, and social interactions are designed to stimulate individuality and positive self-esteem. The following skills (to name a few) are developed daily through Newmeadow’s certified and trained teaching staff: communication, which includes pragmatic skills (social language), adaptive, cognitive concept development,language recall, listening, attending, reasoning, transitioning, reading readiness, math, and writing. Newmeadow’s teachers, through curriculum development, collaboratively develop themes to correspond with the curriculum concepts taught weekly. The daily stimulating activities offer children the opportunity to explore and learn with developmentally appropriate curriculum.
Newmeadow’s related services, speech, occupational, and physical therapy are developed to meet individual needs for the child. This dedicated related service staff provide support not only individually to the child but also to the classroom teachers and parents. Sensory integration, sensory diets, physical therapy plans, and speech goals are communicated consistently to the teaching staff. The teachers create daily a language enriched program while addressing the sensory needs of the children.
As you explore Newmeadow’s website you will learn about the Bridges ABA program. This outstanding program not only provides services for the children on the Autism Spectrum, but additionally provides ongoing training to the classrooms and all staff at Newmeadow using Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), an effective approach to behavior intervention. Behavior is the foundation to a child’s progression. Implementing appropriate behavior strategies through the use of ABA provides the positive growth of the whole child in their preschool experience at Newmeadow.
Each day is a new day looking through the eyes of our children, who bring the love of learning, creativity, and joy to Newmeadow. The children shine at Newmeadow and are the windows of light that create the enthusiasm in the staff and the desire to meet the needs of all of the children we serve and support each and every day.