Welcome to District 101 ECE! I have been teaching young children for more than 20 years; ever since graduating from the Univ. of Ill. (B.S. in Early Childhood Ed.- and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Ed.). I am currently in my ninth year of teaching an ECE class for District 101, and I love my job, for these children have a "special" place in my heart.
The Early Childhood Special Education (ECE) program consists of classrooms of up to ten children ages three through five who are in need of intervention for developmental delays or disabilities. The ECE classroom is taught by a special education teacher, with the aid of a special education assistant. Direct services are provided to the students in the classroom, as needed, by a speech pathologist, an occupational therapist, and a physical therapist. The students in the ECE program take part in activities that help develop speech, language, fine motor, visual motor, social, cognitive, and gross motor skills. The structure of the program is based on The Creative Curriculum, and provides the students with teacher-led activities in large and small groups, as well as activities they choose, which take place in classroom Interest Areas.
I strongly encourage a partnership between home and ECE, and hope you will contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to a fantastic year of fun and learning!