Child Day Care Centers Suffolk County New York

Mission Statement

Alternatives For Children

To provide the highest quality special and regular education programs and services to children with disabilities and typically developing peers. Education, medical, pediatric rehabilitation, and support services are integrated to ensure the comprehensive needs of the child and family are met.

Alternatives For Children Philosophy

In line with its mission, Alternatives For Children’s overarching philosophy reflects our longstanding commitment to children, their individual needs, and our own high standards; assuring that children and their families have the tools and experiences necessary to build the foundation that will support them for the rest of their lives.

Families will find a complete continuum of educational, therapeutic, and family services that will enable them to respond to the needs of their child, and the child to reach their potential. As Special Education/Early Childhood educators, pediatric therapists, and support staff, we have the unique opportunity of providing children and their families with educational experiences in line with the tenets of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); the provision of an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) under the Early Intervention Program, provided in the child’s “natural environment”, or a Preschool Special Education Individual Education Plan (IEP) in the least restrictive environment (LRE).

Using the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, teachers are able to provide the highest quality special and regular education programs and services to children with disabilities and their typically developing peers. In addition, experienced therapists and support staff provide a full complement of related and support services that support the child in their environment.

Alternatives For Children Program Objectives

To provide the highest quality educational and therapeutic services for infants, toddlers, preschool children, and their families, while maintaining a dynamic early childhood environment that invites children to explore, experiment and learn through their play.

To maintain a dynamic comprehensive team approach in the development and implementation of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) for infants, toddlers and their families, and Individual Education Plans (IEP) for preschoolers and their families.

A supportive educational environment is designed to foster children’s social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development; and to enhance learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology.

A complete range and integration of services, including evaluation and diagnosis, habilitation and rehabilitation, medical and clinical services, special instruction services, related support, and ancillary services.

To provide the highest quality comprehensive developmental services utilizing professional staff highly qualified in the field of pediatric habilitation and child development.

To work collaboratively with the child’s family to provide appropriate assistance, information, support and advocacy.