The Earliest Interventions To Help Young Learners Grow

The Earliest Interventions to Help Young Learners Grow
Created for children ages birth to 36 months, our Infant & Toddler Program provides the earliest
interventions and educational opportunities to children with disabilities or delays. We also offer a limited number of spaces to typically developing children, creating an environment where children of all abilities can learn and play side by side.

We are proud to have received the prestigious five-star rating for excellence in childcare. In addition, our dedicated staff has completed advanced training and certifications, allowing us to provide your child with the very best developmental and physical therapies in a hands-on, nurturing environment.

INFANT & TODDLER PROGRAMS

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists focus on developing, restoring and preserving mobility. Services include one-on-one therapy, environment modifications and collaborating with families, physicians, equipment vendors and outside agencies.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists evaluate a child’s motor skills for playing, school performance and daily activities, and compare those skill levels to what is considered developmentally appropriate. Gaps are addressed to improve cognitive, physical and motor skills that foster independence and encourage self-care.

Speech Therapy

Our speech/language pathologists use many techniques to promote communication and participation, including spoken language, sign language, assistive technology, and augmentative and alternative communication Activities include pretend play, vocabulary and concept development, and expressive language.

Professional Nursing Care

For children requiring medical support throughout the day, we employ a full-time nurse for both our schools. The Infant & Toddler Program employs a second nurse for continued care. Medical interventions and support include tube feedings, medication administration and CPR, among others.

Kindermusik

Making music gives the brain and body a complete workout. This specially designed curriculum focuses on encouraging multisensory learning. Children experience music of varying styles, genres and cultures and also interact with their peers to engage in movement, rhythm and vocal lessons.

Horticultural Therapy

Horticultural therapy brings nature-based programs into our indoor and outdoor classrooms. Lessons have a hands-on focus and are designed to strengthen memory, enhance cognitive abilities, build task initiation, develop language skills and increase socialization levels.

Reverse Inclusion

Our classrooms serve children with special needs as well as typically developing children. Our inclusive learning environment offers the opportunity to embrace diversity, even at the youngest ages. It also creates opportunities for modeling and forming lasting friendships, which benefits all children.

Special Instruction

Teachers – highly-qualified in special instruction – work one-on-one for at least an hour each week with every child in our program with an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). In addition, learning environments and lesson plans are designed to promote individual skill building and achieve outcomes aligned to children’s IFSPs.

ENROLLMENT TOUR

Schedule an Enrollment Tour

The Infant & Toddler Program enrolls children 0 – 36 months on a rolling basis. Before filling out the enrollment form, we encourage families – for both children with special needs and typically developing children – to schedule a walking tour of our program. Each tour includes a look at our classrooms and grounds, as well as detailed discussions about the educational opportunities, enrichment programs and support services we offer. Fill out the form below and someone from our team will get in touch with you to confirm a tour date and provide more information. 

Day of Week

Time of Day

INFANT & TODDLER TEAM

Amira Smith

Amira Smith

Teacher, Infant & Toddler
Candace Scott

Candace Scott

Teacher, Infant & Toddler
Cheryl Taylor

Cheryl Taylor

Lead Teacher, Preschool
Diane Adams

Diane Adams

Teacher, Infant & Toddler
Diane Lippiello

Diane Lippiello

Physical Therapist
Ericka Bailey

Ericka Bailey

Teacher, Infant & Toddler
Jalisa Nails

Jalisa Nails

Floater, Infant & Toddler
Jennifer Hamm

Jennifer Hamm

Nurse
Jessa Penson

Jessa Penson

Floater, Infant & Toddler
Jessica McCrorey

Jessica McCrorey

Teacher, Infant & Toddler
JoAnn Yates

JoAnn Yates

Horticultural Therapist
Joanne Thompson

Joanne Thompson

Teacher, Preschool
Kim Mullane

Kim Mullane

Occupational Therapist
Margaret Borders

Margaret Borders

Teacher, Infant & Toddler
Maria Lucente

Maria Lucente

Speech Therapist
Sharonda Oates

Sharonda Oates

Teacher, Infant & Toddler
Shawn Martin

Shawn Martin

Director, Education Programs
William Poe

William Poe

Teacher, Infant & Toddler

CONTACT US

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The CFEC Main Office

2315 Coliseum Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Phone: (336) 727-2440
Fax: (336) 727-2873

Hours

Monday - Friday:

7:30am - 5:30pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Make a difference in the lives of children with special needs by volunteering at The CFEC. Opportunities include working with children, performing clerical tasks, landscaping and building maintenance, and assisting with special events.

 

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