16 Aug LifeROOTS Bi-Lingual “Inclusion Playgroups” Offer Fun, Stimulating Learning Environment For 2 And 3 Year OldsEllenLinnemann@aol.com
— August 23rd Open House Will Showcase Unique Inclusion Playgroup Integrating Both Typical and Special Needs Children to Practice School Skills —
Parents of 2 and 3 year olds looking for a fun, stimulating learning environment for both typical and special needs children have an exciting new option when it comes to pre-school programs. LifeROOTS has introduced a new bi-lingual “Inclusion Playgroup” licensed program specifically designed to integrate typical children and children with developmental delays — providing an opportunity for them to play together, interact and practice school skills in a classroom-like setting.
Parents are invited to come learn more about the program, tour the facility and meet the staff at the first “Inclusion Playgroup Open House” taking place on Thursday, August 23rd from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. The Open House will take place at the LifeROOTS Inclusion Playgroup location at 1111 Menaul Boulevard NE in Albuquerque. The program is fully licensed and is under the direction of Grace Coca, a leader in early childhood education and director of the LifeROOTS Children’s Therapy and Services program.
The LifeROOTS Inclusion Playgroups were designed to provide a setting for typical children and those with developmental delays to engage in a number of fun — and educational — activities together, including sensory activities and circle time. The program also offers a special indoor gross motor area and outdoor play area, as well as provides snack time. Inclusion Playgroups are led by bi-lingual teachers with expertise in early childhood education of 2 and 3 year olds, as well as experienced in special education.
The Inclusion Playgroup program is available at no cost for eligible children enrolled in the Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program; for children not enrolled in the FIT Program, there is a $10 cost per session.
The August 23rd Open House is free to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information about the LifeROOTS Educational Playgroups program, call 505-255-5501.
LifeROOTS is a central New Mexico tax exempt non-profit 501c(3) organization that provides the community with a broad range of programs and services for children and adults with developmental, physical and behavioral disabilities. Led by certified, experienced and professional staff, LifeROOTS assists people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities in reaching their highest levels of self-sufficiency. The organization, which serves Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties, has helped countless individuals with disabilities improve their lives through their Early Childhood Services, Adult Services and Business Support Services, and continues to focus on their mission of providing people with disabilities and their families the resources and support they need to empower their lives and shape their future.