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School Program
Jennifer Singer, School Program Director 

Holy Childhood offers comprehensive and therapeutic services to 120 children ages five to twenty-one in the School Program. Students attend from 45 different school districts in Monroe and outlying counties.  Full-day special education instruction is based on each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). Instruction includes emphasis on literacy, math, science, social, woodworking, life skills, music, art, adaptive physical education and transition training.

Referrals are made by school district officials (CSE), parents, medical professionals and other community/school agencies. Students must go through an Intake Process which consists of a tour, application, review of records and observations. Initial referrals should be made directly to the School Program Director. He works directly with an Intake Committee to determine whether or not referrals are accepted into program.

The School Program works directly with the Helen H. Heller Clinic , which provides and/or contracts for the related service needs of the students.  The Holy Childhood School Program classrooms consist of one teacher, a teaching assistant and two teacher aides for eight students. In addition to academics, the curriculum addresses cognitive and language skills, fine motor skills, social/behavioral skills and self-help skills.  Individual students may also have one-on-one aides.  The program focuses on teaching students the skills they will need in order to transition from school to adulthood, helping them to prepare for college, work or other programs.

Students attend vocational classes within the agency and then begin to try out jobs at Holy Childhood and out in the community with the assistance of a job coach. Individual schedules are developed based on needs and interests.

Community Classroom

Holy Childhood's two Community Classrooms are community-based learning environments (8:1:3 classrooms) located at the Genesee Valley Regional Market, where students ages 18-21 learn job readiness skills in the classroom and then apply them through ongoing internships at a number of businesses located within Monroe County.  For more information, please call 444-7735 or email: dgyle@holychildhood.org.


Holy Childhood has a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to program participants, and therefore does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin.


Our Children's Program
offers more than just
Aquatics Program
A.C.H.I.E.V.E.S. Program


For more information or to schedule a tour of Holy Childhood, contact us by calling (585) 359-3710.