The Here We Grow Difference

  • Teachers and therapists work as a team to design individualized programs.
  • Small class size and low student-teacher ratio provides opportunities for greater supervision and regular progress assessment.
  • A greater emphasis on group activities and shared work cycles to provide greater opportunities for social interaction and communication.

The Facts from Brain Research

  • A child’s brain has over 100 billion neurons.
  • In his first few years, he will grow trillions of brain-cell connections. By age 3, the child will have formed about 1,000 trillion synapses or pathways--twice as many as adults have-- and is primed for learning.
  • When a synapse is is used repeatedly, it becomes permanent, used infrequently, it is lost.
  • Synapses not “wired together” through stimulation are pruned and lost during school years.

What our ECLP environment provides

  • A modified Montessori program: Rich multi-sensory stimulation from teaching materials that increases the chances of correct “synapse wiring” between the critical ages of 2 to 6 years old.
  • Greater opportunity for movement to explore their physical limits and manage their bodies.
  • Acquisition of executive functioning skills by mastering sensorial discrimination and classification through self-correcting materials.
  • Multi-age class to foster leadership, communication, socialization, and collaborative learning.
  • Daily living exercises to develop independence and confidence.