Beyond Boundaries Toddler Program

Early Intervention for children 18 months to 3 years with autism or at-risk for autism.

We Care Services for Children is now offering a developmental program that provides opportunities for individual learning within a natural group environment through the implementation of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) practices for children 18 months to 3 years with autism or at-risk for autism. ESDM is an evidence-based program centering around naturalistic and routine-based theories built on relationship-focused teaching practices.

Why is the Early Start Denver Model so effective for young children with autism or at-risk for autism?

Through a developmentally focused, play-oriented, and relationship-based approach, ESDM practices provide a highly individualized curriculum addressing all developmental domains within a consistent and predictable classroom routine.

We Care’s Beyond Boundaries Toddler program uses ESDM practices of daily routines and play-based activities to facilitate developmental sequences in young children with autism or at risk for autism similar to their typically developing peers.

This helps to minimize the developmental delays associated with early autism and increases young children’s developmental growth in the cognitive, social-emotional, communication, fine, and gross motor developmental areas.

We Care will design an individual program plan to meet each child’s specific needs.

This plan will include:

  • a classroom schedule of 4 days per week from either 8:30 – 11:00 AM or 12:30 – 3:00 PM
  • a 1 to 2 teacher-to-child ratio
  • bi-weekly home visits
  • monthly parent training
  • ongoing parent participation in center-based activities

For more information, please contact Darcie Azzolini-Paiva at (925) 671-0777 ext. 226 or dazzolini@wecarechildren.org.

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