Hearing and hearing-impaired classmates learn side-by-side in the CID pre-k.
The Peer Program
Reasonable Cost - Exceptional Value
CID's fully accredited, full-day preschool-kindergarten program is open to a limited number of typically developing 3- and 4- year-olds with normal hearing. The program offers:
A strong, language-based curriculum: Competent language skills are the strongest predictor of future reading ability and academic success.
A whole child curriculum: Children with typical hearing participate along side children who are deaf and hard of hearing in a dynamic interactive program that features the best of mainstream preschool education while focusing on early childhood development.
An exceptional student to teacher ratio: The CID pre-k is a blended classroom (typical hearing + hearing impaired) setting with a better than 4:1 student to teacher ratio, ensuring ample individualized attention for each and every child.
Master teachers: Our teachers are highly trained and experienced in both early childhood development and helping children develop listening, language, speech, pre-reading, pre-academic and social skills.
Warm, child-friendly, language-rich environment: Our teachers bring energy, enthusiasm, warmth and understanding into our colorful space designed specifically to meet the needs of preschoolers and their families.
The daily schedule includes circle time, music, creative movement, art, children's literature and small group exploratory learning.