JumpStart at the JCC

Serving children age 2 with special needs.

Part of our family of early childhood education programs, JumpStart is a therapeutic early childhood classroom experience for 2-year-olds with special needs. The only program of its kind in the greater Fairfield County area, the JumpStart classroom follows the pattern of a typical nursery school classroom, offering invaluable social and educational experiences in a group setting for children who typically get one-on-one services at home, in a more isolated setting.

Our early childhood development teachers encourage children to practice acquired skills at critical developmental stages, and to practice emerging language and motor skills in a safe, fun and accepting environment. Encouraging exploration and experimentation enhances individual problem solving and skill development. Within the group, each child is allowed to grow comfortably, learning at his or her own pace. A typical session will include time for free play, circle time, a project (which may be art, cooking or a sensory-motor activity), snack, music and outdoor play.

For more information, please contact JumpStart Director Sue McGraw at 203.487.0980, or jumpstart@stamfordjcc.org.

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