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Preschool Program (Ages 3-4)

Our preschool program builds solid educational and social foundations for deaf children ages 3 and 4 who live in the twenty-two county RSD service area surrounding Rochester, Western and Central New York. Utilizing a variety of assessment and curriculum materials, our multifaceted approach addresses the unique needs of each Deaf and hard of hearing child and his or her family. Through our center-based full-day program, full and inclusive communication accessibility is a critical aspect of each child’s daily experience.

ECC Earth Day Daughter and Mother PlantingFor assistance in applying to RSD, to arrange for a campus tour, or for general intake referral information, call 585-336-5854; 585-286-2806 (VP) or e-mail: Info@RSDeaf.org.

What we offer:
  • A small teacher-to-student ratio which allows for individual instruction and assessment
  • Acquisition of both ASL and English through a bilingual environment rich in these languages
  • Enhanced language skill development resulting in children who become bilingual
  • In-class and 1:1 support from an audiologist and a speech teacher to optimize the use of amplification including hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • In-class support to maximize sign language development
  • Culturally relevant experiences infused throughout the curriculum
  • On-going collaboration between the family, classroom teacher, and our evaluation team
  • Innovative and research-based "Best Practices" instruction
  • A state-of-the-art multisensory sound room
  • Art, Library, Music and Physical Education classes that enhance the preschool curriculum