About SCEIC

Established in 1987 by Betsy Farmer to provide a school for her son with Down Syndrome, Space Coast Early Intervention Center provides our students with the most up-to-date curricula available for children with or without disabilities.  SCEIC’s purpose has been and continues to be the education of children in an inclusion environment.

At Space Coast Early Intervention Center, we believe that every child of every ability deserves individualized instruction and benefits from inclusive classroom environments.  Our unique inclusion program provides equal learning opportunities for all children, regardless of ability, to ensure they receive the academic and social skills needed to succeed in life.

Large classroom spaces, small student-to-teacher ratios, access to therapists and handicap accessible equipment are only a small part of what is provided to create individualized plans for each child to best fit his/her educational need. Typically developing and gifted students act as role models for those with disabilities in their classes, modeling behaviors, and growing from the experiences presented within the inclusive classroom through mentoring, hands-on learning, and peer interactions. Each child is able to learn at his/her own pace with unique goals based on individual abilities.

SCEIC is an APPLE accredited Gold Seal Quality preschool.  APPLE stands for the Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment, and it is awarded by the Florida Association for Child Care Management.  Our APPLE accreditation status means that we have taken additional steps to surpass the minimum local state and county licensing requirements to ensure the highest quality educational environment for your child.

 

We combine the benefits of large classrooms, low student to teacher ratios, adaptive equipment, state-of-the-art technology, and innovative teaching methods to provide quality educational experiences from which all students can benefit.  Typically developing and gifted students act as “role models” for those with disabilities in their classes and each child is able to learn at his/her own pace with unique goals based on individual abilities.  We fit the program to match the needs of the child.  Working with therapists, behaviorists, and early interventionists, our highly qualified preschool teachers use a variety of techniques to meet the needs of each student.

Space Coast Early Intervention Center is a preschool, VPK, Kindergarten and First Grade for children with or without disabilities, gifted, typically developing, or with special needs.  Our unique inclusion program provides equal learning opportunities for all children, regardless of ability, to ensure they receive the academic and social skills needed to succeed in life.  We provide the organization, curriculum and technologies that help all children to thrive, receiving an individualized and inclusive educational experience.

Best of Both Worlds

Traditional models for children with special needs focus on one-to-one therapy.  While individual therapy is still a vital part of the day for our special needs children, equally important are the opportunities for social development that occurs with peer interaction.  Through curriculum and play, our students learn social skills necessary for successful friendships to develop.  Students learn appropriate behavior and have daily opportunities to develop and strengthen basic skills while working to meet their IEP goals. All children are assessed with various appropriate tools to measure achievement outcomes.

How can a typical student benefit from SCEIC?

We refer to our typically developing preschool students as “role models”.  Role model students benefit from SCEIC’s inclusive, high-quality educational program as much as our special needs children do.  Our students learn realistic and accurate views of individuals with disabilities as they see models of those who succeed in spite of challenges.

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