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Anderson Center Learning Academy

Anticipated Opening January 2023

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Anderson Early Learning Academy is a NYS approved 4410 program that provides children ages 3-5 years of age opportunities to learn in an environment that is developmentally appropriate and teaches the skills needed to be successful in kindergarten.

We believe quality, evidence-based instruction, well-trained professionals, an engaging educational environment, and parent-school partnerships can help position young learners on a positive learning trajectory.

Classrooms feature:

  • Individual, small, and whole group instruction
  • Math, reading and language arts curricula
  • Daily student learning data
  • In-classroom delivery of related services
  • Functional communication supports
  • Visual and environmental supports
  • Intentional teaching of school readiness and social interaction skills
  • High rates of verbal praise and social recognition

Classroom Teams include Special Education Teacher, Teacher’s Aides, Teaching Assistants, Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist (as needed), Supervising Behavior Analyst.

  • Classroom Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Teacher’s Aides receive ongoing training in applied behavior analysis and the implementation of positive behavior supports from Licensed Behavior Analysts
  • Classroom Staff/Teacher communicate with families each day via a Home-School Communication book and as needed per parent-teacher discussion and agreement
  • A typical school day includes a variety of structured learning opportunities while also encouraging students to play, problem-solve, explore, enjoy a book, run outside, develop friendships, and create with art supplies. Daily activities and lessons serve multiple purposes

Activity/Lesson

Content Focus

Embedded Skills

Morning Meeting

Calendar skills, counting, word recognition

Attending to teacher, taking turns, waiting, listening to directions

One-to-one Teaching

Readiness, language, math, reading, social skills

Following directions, scanning, fine motor

Group Lesson

Social skills, social studies, science

Attending to teacher, following directions, answering questions, raising hand, sharing materials

Snack/Lunch

Daily living skills

Communication/language, planning, social skills, cleaning up

Structured Playtime

Play skills, social skills

Communication/language, problem-solving, sharing, fine motor skills, taking turns, gross motor skills

Storytime

English Language Arts

Listening, auditory comprehension, turning book pages, pointing to main characters, answering Wh questions, using imagination

Art

Using art materials; following a process

Following directions, making choices, sharing, communication skills


For more information regarding Anderson's Early Learning Academy, please email our Early Learning Academy Team: 
Email: ACACapitalRegion@AndersonCares.org