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The Impact of an Inclusive Learning Environment

Many people choose to send their children to the St. Louis Arc’s Childgarden Early Childhood Center because they value the inclusive education that is provided.  However, some people may be unclear of the real impact that inclusive schools have on all children. I would like to share a touching story with you from the Bluebirds classroom that highlights…

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Thank You Teachers

Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week During the first full week in May, the National Education Association (NEA) celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week. The celebration, according to the NEA, has two main goals: Thank America’s teachers for their commitment to students and for their work to create great public schools for every student. Encourage talented and…

Superheroes for Kids Guests

Superheroes for Kids

Celebrating Childgarden Over 350 guests joined the St. Louis Arc for the annual Superheroes for Kids event on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The event, raising over $275,000 for children’s programs, is made possible through the leadership and creativity of honorary co-chairs, Mary and David Steward II, and event chairs, John and Mimi Londoff. The evening…

Sharing Advice in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we sat down with several parents from the Arc’s Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) early intervention program at Childgarden Early Childhood Center. The Early Start Denver Model, or ESDM, is a curriculum used by St. Louis Arc therapists when interacting with children with an autism spectrum disorder. The program…

Teaching with a Team of Support

Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network, held this year December 5-9. This year the theme is “Champions of Inclusion.”  Johanna Ross, a Lead Teacher at Childgarden Early Childhood Center, shares with us what teaching in an inclusive classroom means to her. Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom I’ve been teaching in…

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An Inclusive Start in a Diverse World

What’s So Special about Inclusive Childcare? Choosing the right child care setting for your child or family member is one of the most important choices you’ll make in their early years. We all want to provide a safe and nurturing daily experience for the children we love, and every child deserves a loving and respectful…