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School Program
David Halpern, 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 42 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 contact Diane Gyle or Lisa Deyo at 444-7735 or email: dgyle@holychildhood.org or ldeyo@holychildhood.org 

Supported Employment Services

Focusing on jobseekers ages 18+, this certified program allows participating students to pursue paid work experiences with the support of one of our employment specialists.  The goal of Holy Childhood Employment Services is to partner with area employers to help them find talented and diverse workers who meet their unique workforce needs.  For more information about our Supported Employment Services, please contact Leigh Anne Elliott, Employment Services Manager at 359.3710, ext 177 or lelliott@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
academics!
 
 
 
 
Aquatics Program
 
 
 
Human Growth & Development
 
 
 
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.