Children's Services


Children’s Services encompasses four program areas, including Early Intervention (Birth to 3), Integrated Preschool Program ( Ages 3-5), School Age Program ( Ages 6-16) and LEEP- Lake Employment Experience Program ( Ages 16-22). Our goal is to develop academic skills to each student’s capacity, strengthen independence, increase life skills competency and enhance communication and social-emotional skills, including physical education, swimming, home economics, therapy services, technology training and art expression. Children's Services Brochure

 

 

  • Evidence based Early Intervention Services are provided in natural environments with teaming and coaching in everyday routines, activities and opportunities to empower parents/caregivers to enhance their child’s learning and development. Early Intervention Brochure
  • Integrated Preschool Program with an Ohio Department of Education , Step UP to Quality 5 Star Tiered Quality Rating, provides a 50:50 ratio of typically developing students as peer models for preschoolers with disabilities. Integrated Preschool Brochure
  • School Age offers a modified, functional Ohio Department of Education Extended Academic Content Standards Curriculum with emphasis on academic, communication and social-emotional growth through an Individual Education Plan for optimal learning and development.
  • LEEP-Lake Employment Experience Program provides a modified functional curriculum and pre-vocational training to enhance school to work transition, according to the Employment First Initiative, in order to promote  opportunities for inclusion in the integrated community setting to live and work. LEEP Brochure


 

 

Children’s Services Director

Sheryl Kline

440-602-1002

Sheryl.kline@lakebdd.org

Early Intervention Supervisor

Linda DeRosa

440-602-1004

Linda.derosa@lakebdd.org

School Age Supervisor

Mary Elshaw

440-602-1005

Mary.elshaw@lakebdd.org