Ages 3-6

Preschool & Kindergarten Prep

Preschool age children receive the benefits of a full preschool program at CLC alongside physical rehabilitation from our state of Michigan special-education and early-childhood licensed conductor-teachers. Teachers cover typical preschool/kindergarten curriculum while also transforming student motor learning, social/emotional development, and self-care skills. Sessions are thematically planned with an opportunity for all children to engage in developmentally-appropriate play activities.

Improving problem solving and developing creativity and participation skills are emphasized in this group.

The program runs all nine sessions throughout the school year, for 3 or 5 hours per day, with full-time and follow-up options available.

2023 - 2024 Intensive Sessions

Aug. 29 - Sep. 22

Session I

Option One

3 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,512
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,117

Option Two

5 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 2:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,836
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,619

Sep. 26 - Oct. 20

Session II

Option One

3 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,512
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,117

Option Two

5 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 2:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,836
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,619

Oct. 24 - Nov. 17

Session III

Option One

3 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,512
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,117

Option Two

5 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 2:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,836
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,619

Nov. 28 - Dec. 22

Session IV

Option One

3 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,512
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,117

Option Two

5 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 2:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,836
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,619

Jan. 9 - Jan. 26

Session V

Option One

3 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
3 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,132
Non-Michigan Resident
$1,610

Option Two

5 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 2:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
3 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,377
Non-Michigan Resident
$1,964

Jan. 30 - Feb. 23

Session VI

Option One

3 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,512
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,117

Option Two

5 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 2:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,836
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,619

Mar. 5 - Mar. 29

Session VII

Option One

3 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,512
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,117

Option Two

5 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 2:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,836
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,619

Apr. 9 - May 3

Session VIII

Option One

3 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,512
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,117

Option Two

5 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 2:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,836
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,619

May 7 - May 31

Session IX

Option One

3 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,512
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,117

Option Two

5 hours
/per day
Time
9:15 am - 2:15 pm
Days of the Week
M - F
Length
4 weeks
Michigan Resident
$1,836
Non-Michigan Resident
$2,619
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Preschool & Kindergarten Prep Follow-Up Group

Follow-Up Program Information 2023-2024

The Preschool & Kindergarten Prep Follow-up Group is primarily for local students who have previously participated in conductive education and are enrolled in regular school. CLC staff integrate information from students’ home schools as a cognitive function of this program. The Follow-Up program runs each session 2-4 times a week from 9:15am - 12:15pm or 9:15am - 2:15pm.

If group participation is 3 or more days a week, the price will be prorated from the full-time price. If it is less than 3 days per week, the 3-hour Michigan daily resident rate is $81, and the non-resident rate is $115. The 5-hour Michigan daily resident rate is $135, and the non-resident rate is $190.

FAQs

Answer Your Questions

Do I have to stay with my child in the classroom?

The CLC facilitates an environment for parents to learn with their child in the Caregiver and Child program, which is for the youngest children. Overall, the decision to have parents in the classroom is made by the conductor team and includes several factors, such as the age of the child and desires of the child/family.

What can I expect my child to achieve in the program?

The program works with the whole child; that is, the child’s developmental needs are addressed from a cognitive, psychological, emotional and physical perspective. After the child is assessed by a conductor, parents, the child and the conductor decide on specific goals for the child. Each child’s route and timeline toward maximum independence depends on many factors, including the support of the family, the child’s motivation, the type and severity of the disability and the age of the child. At the end of the session extensive reports are produced detailing methods and strategies used with the child. Each activity is described and photo documented. These reports are sent home for use with all caregivers involved with the child. This helps insure continuity and continuation of conductive education (CE) principles even after the child is discharged from the program.

Why does the program use a group setting?

Conductive education uses the dynamics of group interaction. This setting provides the opportunity for children to motivate and learn from each other, while in an age appropriate setting that allows social interaction.

Do I have to continue with exercises while at home?

Parents should encourage the child to use the movements learned in class that improve the everyday functioning of the child. An example of these life skills would be for parents to give the child the opportunity to use silverware when eating, instead of a parent feeding the child.

What type of disability does this program best help?

Conductive education works best with about 80-90% of the child population that has cerebral palsy, spina bifida or traumatic brain injury.

What keeps children motivated for 3 to 6 hours a day?

The program is planned daily with age appropriate academic themes and motivation techniques of repetition, music, singing, and game-like activities in a group setting. A child’s educational environment includes daily living skills of eating, toileting, putting on shoes and socks, etc. Children respond positively to these activities.

If I don’t live near Grand Rapids, can I still participate in the program?

Yes, many of our out-of-state families stay at area hotels, offering discounted rates, or find rentals using AirBnB, while their child attends a scheduled intensive session of four to eight weeks in length. Please check our Housing Options page for more information.

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