The Rebecca School experience is one of nurturing and creativity. Classrooms are carefully organized into different areas including sensory, symbolic and semi-structured. Near each classroom are ‘Quiet Areas’ for use when a student feels like they need a calming refuge.
The student’s day is spent moving through activities that address their individual developmental levels and work to move them up the developmental ladder. Students take part in monthly field trips to parks, museums, zoos, the firehouse – anywhere that can deepen their experiences and foster relationships within the greater community.
Creative arts are also a key component to the Rebecca School experience. The students are exposed to art and music daily.
Obstacle courses and sensory experiences are integrated into each day. Thinking Goes to School exercises are also a key component in every student’s day as a means to improve motor-planning, visual-spatial, and sequencing skills.
Rebecca School’s goal is to help the students become creative, logical thinkers. For students functioning below functional emotional developmental level (FEDL) 6 the focus is on foundation academics utilizing Thinking Goes to School developmental curriculum.
For students at FEDL 6 and above we will use adapted standard curriculums that focus on thinking based activities rather than memorization skills. The adapted curriculums align with Common Core Standards. Some examples of the standard curriculums are; Lindamood-Bell, Handwriting without Tears, Everyday Math and Center for Hands on Science.
Parents, family and caregivers are always welcome at the school by appointment – or can have open access after completing a four-week Floortime™ Certificate Program – It is important to us that the whole family benefits from the Rebecca School experience.